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Rays vs Indians Preview: Go Back to Cleveland, Cleveland

The Rays and Indians are back at it again tonight

2008 FOX UpFront - Arrivals Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images

Although the Rays lost last night, it was an exciting game until the final out was recorded. Tampa Bay fell well behind early, but battled back against one of the top bullpens in baseball, but ultimately fell to the Indians, 7-8.

The loss dropped the Rays record to 19-22, while Cleveland improved to 20-17.

Tonight’s Starting Pitchers

Jake Odorizzi

Odorizzi has quietly been very good thus far in 2017. He is still struggling to pitch deep into games consistently, but since returning from the DL at the beginning of the month, he has allowed just three earned runs over three starts (18 innings pitched). His last outing came on the 11th against the Royals where he allowed a run on four hits over six innings pitched, picking up four strikeouts and walking two.

Danny Salazar

Speaking of pitching deep into games, that’s something that Danny Salazar has struggled with as well, with his furthest outing this season being one out into the seventh. His last start was on the 10th against the Blue Jays where Toronto knocked him out of the game by the end of the third inning and ultimately scored five runs on five hits.

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

Corey Dickerson - DH Jason Kipnis - 2B
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Francisco Lindor - SS
Evan Longoria - 3B Michael Brantley - LF
Logan Morrison - 1B Carlos Santana - 1B
Steven Souza - RF Edwin Encarnacion - DH
Colby Rasmus - LF Jose Ramirez - 3B
Tim Beckham - SS Lonnie Chisenhall - RF
Daniel Robertson - 2B Yan Gomes - C
Derek Norris - C Bradley Zimmer - CF
Jake Odorizzi - RHP Danny Salazar - RHP