Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays lock horns in the game-2 of the Interleague tournament today. The match tips off at 7:00 PM EST in Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida. FOX Sports will be doing the TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on FuboTV.
The World Series champions, Cubs captured the first game 1-2 on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, thanks to Kyle Schwarber’s big home run and substitute starter Mike Montgomery great spell over six innings.
Date and Time: September 20th, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
TV: FOX Sports (US Regional)
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Jon Lester is set to make his 30th start of the season and the 30th career-start against the Rays on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. The left-hander holds a 13-10 record against Tampa Bay with a 4.22 ERA. In his last outing, he threw 114 pitches over six innings against the Mets.
Lester is returning to the lineup from the disabled list for shoulder fatigue and has posted quality starts in two of three appearances, allowing a total of three runs over 12 innings in the last two.
One of the highlights of Tuesday’s loss to the Cubs was Brad Miller’s home run for the Rays which marked his 61 hits on the season. No players in Rays franchise history has done this.
After the loss, the Rays have closed their chances to seven games of being eliminated from the American League’s second Wild Card race.
Rays will send Blake Snell (3-6, 4.25 ERA) to the take the ball in the two-game Interleague set with the Cubs on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. Snell, looks to be in great form and has held a 3.00 ERA over seven starts since being recalled from the Minors.