AL Championship Series, Game 3
Tonight: vs. Astros
8:40, Petco Park, San Diego
TV/radio: TBS; 95.3-FM, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays info: 1-888-326-7297
Rays: LH Ryan Yarbrough (1-4, 3.56 regular season; 0-0, 3.60 postseason) will start, as the Rays opted to not use an opener. Yarbrough worked five solid innings in Game 4 of the ALDS vs. Yankees behind an opener. Made nine starts and two relief appearance during regular season, with a 1.69 ERA over last three outings. Faced Astros three times in relief in 2019 ALDS, getting win in Game 4.
Astros: RH Jose Urquidy (1-1, 2.73; 0-0, 5.19) had rough start in Game 3 of the ALDS vs. Oakland, allowing four runs on four homers in 4-1/3 innings. Worked a better 4-1/3 vs. Twins in first round. Missed Spring 2.0 and first six weeks of season due to COVID-19. Allowed two or fewer runs in each of five regular-season starts. Faced Rays once in relief in 2019 ALDS. (Pronounced urr-KEE-dee.)
Remaining ALCS schedule
Wednesday: vs. Astros, 8:40 p.m. Rays, RH Tyler Glasnow (4-1, 4.08; 2-0, 4.05); Astros, TBA
Thursday:* vs. Astros, TBA.
Friday:* vs. Astros, time TBA.
Saturday:* vs. Astros, time TBA.
Rays ALCS roster
Here is the 28-man roster the Rays are using:
Pitchers (14): LH Jose Alvarado, RH Nick Anderson, RH Diego Castillo, RH John Curtiss, RH Pete Fairbanks, LH Josh Fleming, RH Tyler Glasnow, LH Aaron Loup, LH Shane McClanahan, RH Charlie Morton, RH Aaron Slegers, LH Blake Snell, RH Ryan Thompson, LH Ryan Yarbrough
Catchers (2): Michael Perez, Mike Zunino
Infielders (6): Willy Adames, Mike Brosseau, Ji-Man Choi, Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe, Joey Wendle
Outfielders (6): Randy Arozarena, Kevin Kiermaier, Manuel Margot, Austin Meadows, Hunter Renfroe, Yoshi Tsutsugo
In player pool (11): INF Vidal Brujan, INF Wander Franco-y, LH Sean Gilmartin-y, C Ronaldo Hernandez, RH Brent Honeywell Jr., INF Nate Lowe, INF/OF Brian O’Grady, OF Brett Phillips, RH Trevor Richards, LH Ryan Sherriff, C Kevan Smith.
at Arlington, Texas
Oct. 20: Rays or Astros vs. Braves or Dodgers
Oct. 21: Rays or Astros vs. Braves or Dodgers
Oct. 23: Rays or Astros vs. Braves or Dodgers
Oct. 24: Rays or Astros vs. Braves or Dodgers
Oct. 25*: Rays or Astros vs. Braves or Dodgers
Oct. 27*: Rays or Astros vs. Braves or Dodgers
Oct. 28*: Rays or Astros vs. Braves or Dodgers
This is the fifth time teams have met in the League Championship Series a season after meeting in the Division Series The all AL list:
2017 ALDS Astros over Red Sox; 2018 ALCS Red Sox over Astros
2011 ALDS Tigers over Yankees; 2012 ALCS Tigers over Yankees
1997 ALDS Indians over Yankees; 1998 ALCS Yankees over Indians
1996 ALDS Orioles over Indians; 1997 ALCS Indians over Orioles
Rays postseason history
ALDS: Beat White Sox 3-1
ALCS: Beat Red Sox 4-3
World Series: Lost to Phillies 4-1
ALDS: Lost to Rangers 3-2
ALDS: Lost to Rangers 3-1
Wild-card game: Beat Indians
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ALDS: Lost to Red Sox 3-1
Wild-card game: Beat A’s
ALDS: Lost to Astros 3-2
Wild Card Series: Beat Jays 2-0
ALDS: Beat Yankees 3-2