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Indians Vs. Rays Preview: Can Tampa Make It Two In A Row?

The Tampa Bay Rays will try and make it two in a row on Wednesday night against the Cleveland Indians. Tampa has had a rough start to the second half of the season, losing three of five games since the break. Another win would help them in the AL Wild Card standings where they sit in a three-way tie with Detroit and Los Angeles.

Jeremy Hellickson gets the call for the Rays. The right-hander has come out on the wrong side of his last six decisions, thanks in part to poor run support. He has a 3.48 ERA to go with a 4-6 record.

Opposing Hellickson is Justin Masterson, fresh off a seven-inning shutout win over Toronto in his last start. In the game before that, prior to the break, Masterson gave up eight earned runs and failed to make it through the fifth inning against these very Rays.

The game starts at 7:10 p.m. Eastern from the Trop. Fans can watch the game on Sun Sports.

For more on the Rays, visit DRays Bay. Get the Cleveland perspective at Let's Go Tribe. Stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay throughout the series for news, updates and more. Visit Baseball Nation for trade talk and analysis from around the majors.

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