For starters, Rays vs. Tigers without Upton
The Rays look to bounce back tonight after Monday's loss to the Tigers, and they have the pitching matchups in their favor with David Price on the mound against Detroit's Brad Penny.
Price is on an impressive roll with wins over the Yankees and Red Sox, Penny has been struggling much of the season and has been miserable at the Trop, with an 0-3, 6.35 mark in three prior starts. Also, the Tigers are expected to be without closer Jose Valverde and setup man Joaquin Benoit tonight as manager Jim Leyland said both are getting a day off.
CF B.J. Upton is expected to be out of the Rays lineup tonight as he strained his right shoulder during an eighth-inning play on Monday, with Desmond Jennings likely to be in center.