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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.

AVG: J. Wendle.300
HR: C. Cron30
RBI: C. Cron74
SB: M. Smith40
W: B. Snell21
ERA: B. Snell1.89
Saves: S. Romo25
K: B. Snell221
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .258 (3)
Runs: 716 (16)
Hits: 1415 (6)
Home Runs: 150 (27)
Stolen Bases: 128 (2)
OBP: .333 (3)
SLG: .406 (17)
Total Bases: 2225 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.74 (6)
Runs Allowed: 646 (5)
Saves: 52 (2)
Strikeouts: 1421 (11)
OpBA: .230 (3)
OBP: .300 (4)
SLG: .377 (4)
Run Support: 4.45 (16)
Date Player Transactions
3/25 H. Wood Sent to Minors
3/21 B. Snell Signed ( 2019-2023)(five-year extension)
3/20 B. Lowe Signed ( 2019-2024; Opt 2025-2026)(six-year contract extension)
3/16 A. Pruitt Sent to Minors
3/10 N. Ciuffo Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
3/24 M. Duffy Hamstring injury (day-to-day)
3/4 A. Banda Recovery from left elbow surgery (day-to-day)
3/4 J. De León Recovery from right elbow surgery (day-to-day)
3/4 J. Mujica Recovery from right elbow surgery (day-to-day)
9/23 W. Adames Illness (day-to-day)
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