Rays at Orioles
When/where: 7:05 tonight; Camden Yards, Baltimore
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 5.25)
Orioles: RH Jason Hammel (5-1, 4.93)
Holding on: Hellickson is winless in his last four starts and has struggled to hold a lead. He is 6-3 with a 2.70 ERA in 13 career appearances (12 starts) against Baltimore.
Familiar face: Hammel, a former Ray, has won three of his past four but allowed six runs in four innings in a no-decision against the Twins his last time out. He is 1-0 with a 3.72 ERA in two career starts against Tampa Bay.
Rays vs. Hammel
James Loney 9-for-31, 3 HRs
Kelly Johnson 6-for-21, HR
Orioles vs. Hellickson
Chris Davis 8-for-18, HR
Adam Jones 10-for-31, 3 HRs
Nick Markakis 7-for-28, 2 HRs
Saturday: at Orioles, 4:05, Ch. 13. Rays — Roberto Hernandez (2-4, 4.43); Orioles — Jair Jurrgens (0-0, 0.00)
Sunday: at Orioles, 1:35, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (7-0, 2.44 ); Orioles — Chris Tillman (3-1, 3.40)
Rays disabled list
LHP David Price, left triceps strain, 15-day, eligible May 30
RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 15-day, eligible May 22
RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for the season
RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September
Joe Smith, Times staff writer
The Rays camo-themed road trip to Baltimore was right "up the alley" for DH Luke Scott, an avid hunter, who brought a rifle bag along. "Unfortunately, I wasn't able to bring my props," he said, smiling. But Scott joked INF Ryan Roberts' tattoo-covered body makes him a natural. "Technically, he can just take off his shirt and he'd be camouflaged enough," Scott said. " 'Tatman' is his own camouflage, so to speak. He's camo full-time."
Manager Joe Maddon, a fan of The Office, was sad to see NBC's long-running comedy reach its series finale Thursday night, but he admitted it has never been the same since the exit of Steve Carell, who played main character Michael Scott. "It would be like Cheers without Ted Danson," Maddon said. "Like Curb Your Enthusiasm without Larry David; how could that ever work?"
Maddon term of the day
Describing the entertaining "tomfoolery" LHP David Price displays in the dugout