Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical:

Archer and Rays Go Up Against Kuroda and Yankees in Series Opener

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Chris Archer (6-5, 2.95 ERA) faces Hiroki Kuroda (11-8, 2.41 ERA) when the Rays (72-53) play the first of a three-game series against the Yankees (68-59) on Friday night at Tropicana Field. Today's game is set to start at 7:10pm EDT and will be shown on YES and Sun Sports.

Archer is searching for his 100th career strikeout and has a 2-0 record with a 0.60 ERA in his career vs. the Yankees. Kuroda holds a 2-1 record with a 6.10 ERA in his career vs. the Rays. The Rays hope to put an end to the Yankees five game winning streak. Tampa Bay leads the head-to-head season series against New York, 7-6. In their last game, the Rays fell 4-2 to the Orioles, while the Yankees earned a victory over the Blue Jays 5-3. The Rays offense has hit .260 with 15 home runs against the Yankees this season.

Yankees Offense
B+87.1R. Cano2B546.3076723817
B84.4C. GrandersonCF107.27817485
B-81.5A. SorianoLF488.25967267913
C+79.5A. Rodriguez3B66.2818262
C75.0B. GardnerCF530.2666584321
C73.4L. Overbay1B414.2544113510
C72.8I. SuzukiRF457.2734863018
C-71.3M. Reynolds3B403.2134216523
C-70.6V. WellsLF395.2433911435
D+69.9E. NunezSS239.248271208
D66.6C. StewartC277.231224244
D64.1A. RomineC121.22713171

Rays Offense
B+88.5W. MyersRF228.312299395
B-81.5E. Longoria3B529.2707325661
B-80.1J. Loney1B451.3114310553
C+79.0M. JoyceDH385.2505616417
C+78.5K. JohnsonLF347.2533916507
C+77.1B. ZobristRF532.2746095910
C75.8D. JenningsCF480.25571114017
C74.1Y. EscobarSS451.266498514
C73.7J. LobatonC233.261315230
D+69.5S. RodriguezSS176.255163181
D64.8J. MolinaC247.241232132
D64.6S. FuldLF167.197202174

Yankees Pitching
A-91.7H. Kuroda160.11182.411.05116
B85.3I. Nova93.2743.171.3089
B-81.8S. Kelley48.2413.701.2166
B-80.4P. Claiborne43.2012.681.1534
C74.4A. Pettitte137.1994.261.4395
C72.9C. Sabathia171.111104.831.35145
C72.6A. Warren61.0123.691.4650
D+69.7P. Hughes131.04124.881.39111
D63.4D. Huff9.1105.791.718

Rays Pitching
A94.3A. Torres42.1401.280.7852
A-90.3A. Cobb94.2822.851.1587
B84.9C. Archer88.1652.951.1162
B82.9D. Price131.1753.291.10106
C+78.4J. Wright53.1213.041.2048
C-70.6C. Ramos50.1224.111.3535
D+69.0J. Hellickson151.01075.011.32115
D66.0R. Hernandez136.26135.001.3399

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