Heading into Tuesday night
Rays pitchers are on a pretty nice roll. They have not allowed more than three runs in any of the first seven games of the current 10-game road trip.
Hellickson starts tonight. He’s had trouble against Texas in the past, so there will provide an interesting contrast based on the fact he’s coming off a strong start against Oakland.
Don’t know yet if Kiermaier will be in the lineup after he left Monday’s game for precautionary reasons after tweaking his back. Maddon did not rule him out after Monday night’s game.
— Bill Chastain