Tampa Bay Rays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Cincinnati Reds, April 17

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After losing two out of three against the Blue Jays this past weekend, the Tampa Bay Rays can turn their focus from going 162-0 to staying atop the American League East standings. The club's next opponent is the Cincinnati Reds, who sit at 6-9 and are in last place in the NL Central.

Rays vs. Reds, probable starting pitchers, April 17

  • Left-hander Jalen Beeks will get the "start" against the Reds, functioning as an opener for the Rays. This will be the second time he's been utilized in such a role this year, and his ability to go multiple innings will be leaned on in Monday's game. 26-year-old Cooper Criswell, whose contract was just selected, will follow Beeks and be used as the bulk reliever. Criswell, a former Los Angeles Angels pitcher, had a 3.09 ERA in 11.2 innings in Triple-A this year before his promotion.
  • Opposing Beeks/Criswell on the mound will be the ace of the Reds, Hunter Greene. The 23-year-old had a solid year last year, posting a 4.44 ERA and a 102 ERA+ in 24 starts. He is a huge strikeout pitcher (11.7 SO/9 last year, 14.8 this year) and needs to get his control under - well, control - in order to take his game to the next level. He is a flamethrowing righty who will put the Rays' lineup to the test to start off the series.

Tampa Bay Rays starting lineup, April 17

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

Cincinnati Reds starting lineup, April 17

  • 1. 2B Jonathan India
  • 2. LF Stuart Fairchild
  • 3. 1B Wil Myers
  • 4. C Tyler Stephenson
  • 5. DH Kevin Newman
  • 6. RF Jake Fraley
  • 7. 3B Nick Senzel
  • 8. SS Jose Barrero
  • 9. CF TJ Friedl

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 Reds broadcast will be televised on Bally Sports Ohio.

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 Reds broadcast will be on WLW 700.