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
Grade Player POS PA BA R HR RBI SB
B+ 87.1 R. Cano 2B 546 .307 67 23 81 7
B 84.4 C. Granderson CF 107 .278 17 4 8 5
B- 81.5 A. Soriano LF 488 .259 67 26 79 13
C+ 79.5 A. Rodriguez 3B 66 .281 8 2 6 2
C 75.0 B. Gardner CF 530 .266 65 8 43 21
C 73.4 L. Overbay 1B 414 .254 41 13 51 0
C 72.8 I. Suzuki RF 457 .273 48 6 30 18
C- 71.3 M. Reynolds 3B 403 .213 42 16 52 3
C- 70.6 V. Wells LF 395 .243 39 11 43 5
D+ 69.9 E. Nunez SS 239 .248 27 1 20 8
D 66.6 C. Stewart C 277 .231 22 4 24 4
D 64.1 A. Romine C 121 .227 13 1 7 1


Rays Offense
Grade Player POS PA BA R HR RBI SB
B+ 88.5 W. Myers RF 228 .312 29 9 39 5
B- 81.5 E. Longoria 3B 529 .270 73 25 66 1
B- 80.1 J. Loney 1B 451 .311 43 10 55 3
C+ 79.0 M. Joyce DH 385 .250 56 16 41 7
C+ 78.5 K. Johnson LF 347 .253 39 16 50 7
C+ 77.1 B. Zobrist RF 532 .274 60 9 59 10
C 75.8 D. Jennings CF 480 .255 71 11 40 17
C 74.1 Y. Escobar SS 451 .266 49 8 51 4
C 73.7 J. Lobaton C 233 .261 31 5 23 0
D+ 69.5 S. Rodriguez SS 176 .255 16 3 18 1
D 64.8 J. Molina C 247 .241 23 2 13 2
D 64.6 S. Fuld LF 167 .197 20 2 17 4


Yankees Pitching
Grade Player IP W L ERA WHIP K
A- 91.7 H. Kuroda 160.1 11 8 2.41 1.05 116
B 85.3 I. Nova 93.2 7 4 3.17 1.30 89
B- 81.8 S. Kelley 48.2 4 1 3.70 1.21 66
B- 80.4 P. Claiborne 43.2 0 1 2.68 1.15 34
C 74.4 A. Pettitte 137.1 9 9 4.26 1.43 95
C 72.9 C. Sabathia 171.1 11 10 4.83 1.35 145
C 72.6 A. Warren 61.0 1 2 3.69 1.46 50
D+ 69.7 P. Hughes 131.0 4 12 4.88 1.39 111
D 63.4 D. Huff 9.1 1 0 5.79 1.71 8


Rays Pitching
Grade Player IP W L ERA WHIP K
A 94.3 A. Torres 42.1 4 0 1.28 0.78 52
A- 90.3 A. Cobb 94.2 8 2 2.85 1.15 87
B 84.9 C. Archer 88.1 6 5 2.95 1.11 62
B 82.9 D. Price 131.1 7 5 3.29 1.10 106
C+ 78.4 J. Wright 53.1 2 1 3.04 1.20 48
C- 70.6 C. Ramos 50.1 2 2 4.11 1.35 35
D+ 69.0 J. Hellickson 151.0 10 7 5.01 1.32 115
D 66.0 R. Hernandez 136.2 6 13 5.00 1.33 99