Rays vs. Yankees
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Tickets: $7-275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
RAYS: RH Chris Archer (12-11, 2.95)
YANKEES: RH Luis Severino (3-3, 3.35)
On Archer: Lasted five IP in Friday start vs. Red Sox. Is three Ks short of Scott Kazmir 2007 team record of 239. Lost for first time to Yankees Sept. 6, failing to hold 3-0 lead. Is 5-1, 2.18 overall vs. them.
On Severino: Impressive rookie makes eighth start coming off rough outing vs. Jays, allowing six runs while lasting only 21/3 innings. Held Rays to one run over career-high 61/3 innings on Sept. 5.
YANKEES VS. ARCHER
Jacoby Ellsbury 14-for-21, HR
Brian McCann 3-for-17, HR
Alex Rodriguez 1-for-9, HR
RAYS VS. SEVERINO
John Jaso 0-for-3
James Loney 2-for-2
Evan Longoria 1-for-3, HR
Thursday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (1-4, 8.42); Orioles — RH Chris Tillman (9-11, 5.21)
Friday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-2, 3.14); Orioles — LH Wei-Yin Chen (9-7, 3.44)
Saturday: vs. Orioles, 6:10. Rays — RH Erasmo Ramirez (10-5, 3.75); Orioles — RH Kevin Gausman (3-6, 4.15)
Numbers of the day
236 Strikeouts by Rays RHP Chris Archer in 1921/3 innings over 30 starts
239 Rays record strikeouts by LHP Scott Kazmir in 2062/3 innings over 34 starts in 2007