Tampa Bay Rays go against Chicago Cubs in the first of the two-game interleague series today. The game tips off at 2:30 PM EST in Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois. FOX Sports Sun will be doing the TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on FuboTV.
Date and Time: July 4th, 2017 2:30 PM EST
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: FOX Sports Sun (US Regional)
Chris Archer (6-5, 3.92) takes the ball for the Rays as the two-game series against the Cubs begins on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. Pitching 31 innings in June, Archer gave up five home runs after allowing six in 79 1/3 innings before June.
In his last outing, he had a quality start Thursday at Pittsburgh, allowing three runs on eight hits in six innings.Archer has a 3-3 with a 4.21 ERA record on the road this season.
John Lackey will be making start after a day rest, on Tuesday against the Rays in the series opener. Lackey gave up eight earned runs over 5 1/3 innings in his last outing to the Nationals. He looks strong against the Rays, holding a 13-8 record in 24 starts. However, He hasn’t locked horns with the Tampa Bay since 2014.
Former Rays’ manager Joe Maddon will be leading the World Series winners- Cubs on Tuesday.
Maddon managed the Ray’s prior to the 2006 season, taking the team to the 2008 World Series before leaving after the 2014 season. After which he signed a five-year, $25-million contract to manage the Cubs.
Big time pitcher Jon Lester will face Tampa Bay Ray’s after a long break, he has started 28 games against them, going 13-9 with a 4.08 ERA.