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Preview

Rays' Cy Young winner opens against Verlander, Astros

The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner faces the runner-up when the Tampa Bay Rays host the Houston Astros on Opening Day Thursday at 4 p.m. ET.

Rays lefthander Blake Snell (21-5, 1.89 ERA in 2018) begins the defense of his Cy Young Award against the Astros' ace Verlander (16-9, 2.52), who finished second in last year's voting.

Both pitchers were rewarded with contract extensions this spring, with Snell signing a five-year, $50 million extension through 2023 and Verlander inking a two-year deal that will reportedly pay him $66 million over the 2020-21 campaigns.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.316
HR: A. Bregman31
RBI: A. Bregman103
SB: J. Altuve17
W: J. Verlander16
ERA: J. Verlander2.52
Saves: H. Rondón15
K: J. Verlander290
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (7)
Runs: 797 (6)
Hits: 1390 (13)
Home Runs: 205 (10)
Stolen Bases: 71 (19)
OBP: .329 (7)
SLG: .425 (8)
Total Bases: 2319 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.11 (1)
Runs Allowed: 534 (1)
Saves: 46 (8)
Strikeouts: 1687 (1)
OpBA: .217 (1)
OBP: .282 (1)
SLG: .358 (1)
Run Support: 4.93 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/24 J. Verlander Signed ( 2019-2021)(three-year contract)
3/23 R. Guduan Sent to Minors
3/22 A. Bregman Signed ( 2020-2024)(five-year contract extension)
3/22 A. Reed Sent to Minors
3/21 D. Deetz Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/4 J. James Strained right quadricep (day-to-day)
3/4 F. Martes Recovery from right elbow surgery (day-to-day)
3/4 L. McCullers Jr. Recovery from right elbow surgery (day-to-day)
3/4 C. McHugh Lower back soreness (day-to-day)
12/20 J. Smith Ruptured left Achilles - out 6-8 months (day-to-day)
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