Tampa Bay Rays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Chicago White Sox, April 21

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Still riding a high from one of the best season-opening win streaks in MLB history, the 16-3 Tampa Bay Rays are set to host the fourth place Chicago White Sox for a three-game set at home. While the Rays have been firing on all cylinders, the Sox have stumbled out of the gates with a 7-12 record thanks to a faltering lineup and pitching staff.

Rays vs. White Sox, probable starting pitchers, April 21

  • Calvin Faucher, used last week as an opener for Josh Fleming, is going to be used as more of a traditional starter in Friday's matchup. After coming up as a reliever, the 27-year-old is going to try and go around four innings against the White Sox before turning it over to the bullpen. So far this season, Faucher has a 4.15 ERA and six strikeouts in 8.2 innings of work.
  • Taking the mound for the White Sox will be former top prospect Michael Kopech. Now 26 years of age, Kopech has had a rough go of it to start the 2023 season. In three starts and 15.2 innings, he has a 6.32 ERA thanks to 11 earned runs on 16 hits. He also leads the major leagues in home runs allowed with seven, and has experienced a loss of control, walking 10 batters already.

Tampa Bay Rays starting lineup, April 21

  • 1. 1B Yandy Díaz
  • 2. 2B Brandon Lowe
  • 3. LF Randy Arozarena
  • 4. SS Wander Franco
  • 5. CF Josh Lowe
  • 6. DH Harold Ramírez
  • 7. 3B Isaac Paredes
  • 8. RF Luke Raley
  • 9. C Christian Bethancourt

Chicago White Sox starting lineup, April 21

  • 1. LF Andrew Benintendi
  • 2. CF Luis Robert Jr.
  • 3. 1B Andrew Vaughn
  • 4. DH Eloy Jiménez
  • 5. C Yasmani Grandal
  • 6. 3B Jake Burger
  • 7. RF Oscar Colás
  • 8. SS Elvis Andrus
  • 9. 2B Lenyn Sosa

What channel is the Tampa Bay Rays game on tonight?

  • Game time: 6:40pm ET
  • The Rays broadcast will be televised on Bally Sports Sun.
  • The White Sox broadcast will be televised on NBCSCH.

How do I stream the Tampa Bay Rays game tonight?

  • MLB.tv (subscription required)
  • FuboTV (which has a free trial)

How can I listen to the Tampa Bay Rays game on the radio tonight?

  • Rays fans will be able to catch the game on WDAE 620 AM / 95.3 FM (English) and WQBN/1300 AM (Spanish).
  • The White Sox broadcast will be on WMVP 1000 AM.