Quote of the day
"He reminds me a lot of Carl Crawford."
Manager Joe Maddon, joking about catcher Dioner Navarro, who batted in the injured leftfielder's No. 2 spot Tuesday
Number of the day
3 Home runs for Akinori Iwamura against the Red Sox, among his four this year, including one to lead off Tuesday's game
The dish …
Tonight: Rays at Red Sox
When/where: 7:05, Fenway Park, Boston
TV/radio: Ch. 66; 1250-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Probable pitchers: Rays — RHP Edwin Jackson (3-4, 3.70); Red Sox — RHP Josh Beckett (5-4, 4.30)
Rays tickets: $9-$210, available at Tropicana Field box office (no service charge), by phone (toll-free 1-888-326-7297), all Ticketmaster outlets and on raysbaseball.com; $2 surcharge for purchases within five hours of that day's game.
Rays info: Toll-freee 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Watch for …
Action Jackson: Rays starter Edwin Jackson gave up a season-high 10 hits in Thursday's loss to the White Sox. He also will try to bounce back from his last outing at Fenway; he allowed nine hits and six runs in four innings on May 2.
Ace in the hole: Sox starter Josh Beckett is coming off two solid starts, surrendering two runs in each, and is appearing to return to form. He has made one start against the Rays this season, taking the loss despite allowing four hits and two runs (one earned) and striking out 13 on April 27.
Crawford time: All-Star leftfielder Carl Crawford could return after a sore hamstring kept him out of Tuesday's starting lineup.
Thursday: at Red Sox, 6:05, FSN. Rays — RHP James Shields (4-3, 3.24); Red Sox — LHP Jon Lester (3-3, 3.67)
Friday: at Rangers, 8:05, Ch. 66. Rays — LHP Scott Kazmir (5-1, 1.22); Rangers — RHP Scott Feldman (1-2, 4.56)
Saturday: at Rangers, 8:05, FSN. Rays — RHP Andy Sonnanstine (6-3, 4.96); Rangers — TBA