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Spring Training Game Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles

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Chris Archer will continue his trek to opening day as he heads to the mound against Baltimore

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Rays vs Orioles

Today, the Rays will take on the Baltimore Orioles at Port Charlotte with Chris Archer set to take the mound for Tampa Bay, while Yovani Gallardo will start for Baltimore. Heading into play, the Rays currently have a record of 8-9, while the Orioles sits at 5-12.

No television today, but the Rays will have their radio team on WDAE air the game.

Today's starting lineups,

Orioles Rays
Borbon, CF Forsythe, 2B
Reimold, RF Miller, SS
Alvarez, 1B Longoria, DH
Walker, DH Dickerson, RF
Kim, LF Jennings, LF
Janish, SS Kiermaier, CF
Flaherty, 2B Loney, 1B
Tolleson, 3B Beckham, 3B
Perez, C Casali, C

Pitchers, per the Tampa Bay Times

Rays — Chris Archer, Ryan Webb, Alex Colome, Andrew Bellatti

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Trivia Time!

W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG HR GS/G IP fWAR
11 8 5.90 4.63 11.2% 6.2% .305 24 31/31 178.1 1.6

Hint; this player posted the highest ERA among qualifying starting pitchers in club history.

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There are 15 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of homers clubbed by Carl Crawford during the 2009 season.

One of those homers came during the first part of back-to-back jacks to stun Mariano Rivera and the Yankees.

Go Rays!