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Rays report: Drew Rasmussen on mound vs. Tigers

Lefty Eduardo Rodriguez starts for Detroit as Tampa Bay looks to take the series.
Drew Rasmussen has been pitching well, with a 3-0 record and 1.25 ERA in his last four starts.
Drew Rasmussen has been pitching well, with a 3-0 record and 1.25 ERA in his last four starts. [ JASON REDMOND | Associated Press ]
Published May 18

The Rays will send Drew Rasmussen to the mound for Wednesday’s matinee series finale against the Tigers.

Rasmussen has been pitching well, 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 3-0, 1.25 in his last four starts. The Tigers will start lefty Eduardo Rodriguez, whom the Rays know well from his time with the Red Sox.

The teams split the first two games of the series. The Rays are off Thursday and then go to Baltimore for a quick weekend visit.

The Rays reinstated reliever Phoenix Sanders (back) from the injured list and optioned the USF product to Durham, where he had been rehabbing.

Here is the Rays’ lineup:

And for the Tigers:

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