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Probable Pitchers

Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Chris Archer, RHP
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Career stats

Archer leads the AL with 192 strikeouts, but has given up a career-high 23 homers this year. That disparity has translated into an MLB-worst 17 losses, one shy of tying the Rays franchise record. In August, the righty is 2-3 with a 2.84 ERA.

Doug Fister, RHP
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Career stats

Fister is 8-5 with a 3.41 ERA in his last 15 starts, nine of which have been quality. In his last five starts, Fister has gone 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA, including seven scoreless innings in Monday’s win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Matt Andriese, RHP
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Career stats

Andriese gave the team a quality start in his last outing on Wednesday, allowing three runs in six innings against the Red Sox. But he’s allowed 10 home runs in his last 30 innings and he is 0-5 with a 4.60 ERA over his last 13 appearances.

Rick Porcello, RHP
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Career stats

The sinkerballer misplaced a curveball to Evan Longoria for a game-tying homer in his last start and took a no-decision. He has been a machine at Fenway this season, going 12-0 with a 2.96 ERA in 13 starts.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Career stats

Odorizzi has allowed one run or fewer in five of his eight starts since the All-Star break, going 6-0 with a 1.59 ERA , extending the longest winning streak of his career. He is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in two starts at Fenway Park this season.

Drew Pomeranz, LHP
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The lefty has quietly put together a terrific August, going 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA in five starts. Pomeranz has made three starts at Fenway Park, going 0-1 with a 5.02 ERA.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Drew Smyly, LHP
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Career stats

Smyly allowed his career-high 27th homer on Friday against the Astros. Since 2015, he has allowed 38 home runs in 216 innings and has surrendered multiple home runs in eight of his 25 starts this season.

Steven Wright, RHP
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    Steven Wright, last 5 years vs. TB
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The knuckleballer was rusty in the first inning of his first start back from the disabled list, giving up a five-spot to the Royals. He wasn't scored on over his final five innings.

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