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Tampa Bay Rays (35-40)


Wed. 6/20 Fri. 6/22 Sat. 6/23 Sun. 6/24 Mon. 6/25
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L 1-5
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vs. NYY
W 2-1
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vs. NYY
1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 PM CT
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vs. NYY
10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT
vs. Was
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT

Rays relievers try to author another win over Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay's continued experimentation with relievers as starters has had mixed results, but it helped the Rays beat the best team in baseball on Friday night, and they'll hope for the same formula as the series continues Saturday at Tropicana Field.

"It's a little backwards, a little different, but it is what it is," Yankees' Brett Gardner said after Friday's 2-1 win for the Rays.

On Saturday, the Rays will start reliever Wilmer Font (0-3, 7.56 ERA), who is already with his third team in 2018, but has found surprising success growing into the unusual role. In six June appearances, he has managed to last longer in each outing -- 2/3 of an inning, then 1 1/3, then 2, then 2 1/3, then 3 1/3, and then 4 2/3 on Sunday against the same Yankees.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Duffy.321
HR: C. Cron16
RBI: C. Cron38
SB: M. Smith13
W: B. Snell9
ERA: B. Snell2.48
Saves: S. Romo5
K: B. Snell103
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .250 (12)
Runs: 289 (25)
Hits: 635 (12)
Home Runs: 67 (26)
Stolen Bases: 41 (10)
OBP: .321 (11)
SLG: .385 (25)
Total Bases: 975 (24)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.85 (12)
Runs Allowed: 305 (10)
Saves: 20 (11)
Strikeouts: 619 (21)
OpBA: .230 (7)
OBP: .301 (6)
SLG: .381 (9)
Run Support: 3.90 (25)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/22 A. Pruitt Sent to Minors
6/22 R. Refsnyder Outrighted to Minors
6/22 D. Robertson Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
6/22 D. Robertson Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained left hamstring)
6/19 K. Kiermaier Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/16 C. Arroyo Strained left oblique (on 10-day DL)
6/11 D. Robertson Strained left hamstring (on 10-day DL)
6/3 C. Archer Left abdominal strain (on 10-day DL)
6/3 C. Cron Right forearm contusion (day-to-day)
5/23 J. Faria Strained left oblique (on 60-day DL)
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