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What you need to know about Monday’s Rays-Red Sox game

Who is pitching, where to watch and listen, and what's ahead for Tampa Bay.
 
Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Tropicana Field on Aug. 5, 2020.
Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Tropicana Field on Aug. 5, 2020. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Aug. 10, 2020

Tonight: at Red Sox

7:30, Fenway Park, Boston

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 95.3-FM, 620-AM, 680-AM(Spanish)

Rays info: 1-888-326-7297

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Ryan Yarbrough (0-2, 3.78)

Red Sox: RH Colten Brewer (0-0, 2.57)

Rays: Yarbrough makes second straight start vs. Red Sox, allowing five runs, including two homers, while working into the sixth Wednesday. Has 11-appearance winless streak. Is 3-2, 5.36 overall vs. Sox, 3-0, 3.60 at Fenway.

Red Sox: Brewer is likely choice to either start or follow an opener for Red Sox, who are somewhat in transition pitching-wise. Made five relief appearances this season, covering seven innings, allowing four hits with eight strikeouts.

On deck

Tuesday: at Red Sox, 7:30. Rays, TBA; Red Sox, LH Martin Perez (2-1, 3.45)

Wednesday: at Red Sox, 7:30. Rays, LH Blake Snell (0-0, 3.38); Red Sox, TBA

Thursday: at Red Sox, 4:30. Rays, RH Tyler Glasnow (0-1, 5.56); Red Sox, RH Zack Godley (0-1, 3.97)

Friday: at Blue Jays (Buffalo), 6:37. Rays, TBA; Jays, TBA

Saturday: at Blue Jays (Buffalo), 6:37. Rays, LH Ryan Yarbrough (0-2, 3.78); Jays, TBA

Sunday: at Blue Jays (Buffalo), 3:07. Rays, TBA; Jays, TBA

Injured list

• RH Oliver Drake, biceps tendinitis, 10-day, eligible Aug. 19

• RH Yonny Chirinos, triceps inflammation, 10-day, eligible Aug. 13

• LH Colin Poche, Tommy John surgery, 45-day, out for season

• OF Randy Arozarena*, positive COVID-19 test, on rehab assignment

* Minor-league injured list

Paternity list

• LH Jose Alvarado

Rays roster

Pitchers (14): RH Nick Anderson, LH Jalen Beeks, RH Diego Castillo, RH John Curtiss, RH Pete Fairbanks, RH Tyler Glasnow, RH Andrew Kittredge, LH Aaron Loup, RH Charlie Morton, RH Trevor Richards, RH Chaz Roe, LH Blake Snell, RH Ryan Thompson, LH Ryan Yarbrough

Catchers (2): Michael Perez, Mike Zunino

Infielders (7): Willy Adames, Mike Brosseau, Ji-Man Choi, Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe, Jose Martinez, Joey Wendle

Outfielders (5): Kevin Kiermaier, Austin Meadows, Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe, Yoshi Tsutsugo

Some things different about 2020

• Season shortened to 60 games, about 37 percent of usual 162.

• Teams playing only against their division and corresponding geographical division in other league, so for Rays, AL and NL East.

• Doubleheaders games are seven innings rather than nine.

• Rosters were 30 players to start season, but were reduced to 28 and will stay at 28 through the postseason.

• Fans not allowed in Trop, at least at start of season. There are plans, depending on virus situation, to host 5,000-7,000 a game later in season.

• Fake fan noise, created from recordings of actual crowds and adapted for and then from MLB The Show video game, will be played, along with more music and sound effects.

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• Most weekday home games start at 6:40 p.m., moved up from 7:10. All games on Fox Sports Sun.

• For extra-inning games, each team will start with runner on second. The runner is the batter who made last out of previous inning or a pinch-runner.

• All pitchers must face minimum of three batters, except for injury or illness.

• DH will be used in both leagues.

• Injured list stays are 10 days for all players (shortened from 15 for pitchers), and long-term list is 45 days, down from 60.

• Games halted due to weather before becoming official will be resumed at later date, not started over.