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


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