Rays vs. Yankees
When/where: 1:40 today; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Tickets: $19-300, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
Promotion: Fernando Rodney figurine with Tampa Bay Times ticket tandem, see raysbaseball.com/tandems.
Rays: RH Alex Cobb (5-2, 2.73)
YANKEES: LH CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.43)
On Cobb: Moved up a day, though on normal rest, coming off solid 6⅓-inning outing at Toronto. Is 3-0, 1.85 in five home starts. Is 2-1, 2.22 in four starts vs. Yankees, allowing 15 hits in 28⅓ IP.
On Sabathia: Allowed season-high 11 hits Monday, is winless in past four starts. Has won only 3 of 19 starts vs. Rays as a Yankee. Overall 3-6, 4.07 at Trop, his worst winning percentage at any park.
Rays VS. SABATHIA
Yunel Escobar 7-for-25, 2 HRs
Evan Longoria 15-for-41, 5 HRs
Ben Zobrist 14-for-61, HR
YANKEES VS. COBB
Robinson Cano 2-for-12, 2 HRs
Ichiro Suzuki 1-for-8
Vernon Wells 0-for-5
Monday: vs. Marlins, 3:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 5.40); Marlins — RH Jose Fernandez (2-2, 3.31)
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Quotes of the day
"I'm sure it's bothering him a little bit.''
Rays manager Joe Maddon, on closer Fernando Rodney
Fernando Rodney, who left the clubhouse without talking to reporters
Staggering stats of the day
Games lost after being 1 strike away from win.
Blown leads in 9th inning, Rays 1-4 in those games.
Blown leads from 7th inning on, Rays 2-8 in those games.
Tweet of the day
Threw out first pitch at Rays game last night. As it turned out, the(y) probably should have started me. Just saying.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn Saturday on @BobBuckhorn