The Tampa Bay Rays are set to kick off a four-game visit to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, where they will battle the Los Angeles Angels this weekend. Tampa Bay is coming off a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals, while Los Angeles just dropped two-of-three to the AL West leading Houston Astros.
The Tampa Bay Rays grueling stretch of play continues Monday in Kansas City, where they begin a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium. The Rays ended a five-game losing streak by taking down Baltimore in the second contest of a doubleheader on Saturday, only to be shellacked 17-1 in the series finale on Sunday.
Ryan Yarbrough — the southpaw hurler recalled from Durham in Yonny Chirinos’ absence — posted five innings of one-hit, shutout ball on Friday night, as the Tampa Bay Rays began a three-game series with a 6–2 win over the Blue Jays.