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Rays' Archer to start franchise-record 4th straight opener

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Chris Archer has been picked as the Tampa Bay Rays' opening day starter for a franchise-record fourth consecutive season.

Archer is set to pitch against the Boston Red Sox on March 29 at Tropicana Field, the team announced Thursday. The 29-year-old right-hander is 1-2 with a 3.57 ERA on opening day.

Archer will tie James Shields for most opening day starts overall for the franchise. Shields pitched three straight openers from 2008-10 and another in 2012. Former ace David Price made three opening day starts for the franchise, which began play in 1998.

AVG: C. Dickerson.282
HR: L. Morrison38
RBI: E. Longoria86
SB: K. Kiermaier16
W: A. Cobb12
ERA: A. Cobb3.66
Saves: A. Colomé47
K: C. Archer249
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .245 (25)
Runs: 694 (25)
Hits: 1340 (25)
Home Runs: 228 (6)
Stolen Bases: 88 (16)
OBP: .317 (22)
SLG: .422 (20)
Total Bases: 2314 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.97 (8)
Runs Allowed: 704 (10)
Saves: 53 (2)
Strikeouts: 1352 (11)
OpBA: .242 (8)
OBP: .309 (6)
SLG: .403 (7)
Run Support: 4.32 (25)
Date Player Transactions
3/16 C. Hu Sent to Minors
3/11 W. Adames Sent to Minors
3/11 C. Arroyo Sent to Minors
3/11 J. Bauers Sent to Minors
3/11 D. Runzler Released
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Date Player Status
3/7 J. De León Right elbow surgery - out for season (day-to-day)
2/22 B. Honeywell Torn UCL, right elbow - out for season (day-to-day)
9/2 C. Archer Right lateral forearm tightness (day-to-day)
8/17 J. Faria off 10-day DL
8/16 C. Gómez off 10-day DL
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