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Rays: Carlos Peña, David Price, scoreless innings

Rays at Astros

When/where: 2:10 today; Minute Maid Park, Houston

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers:

Rays: RH Chris Archer (2-3, 4.40)

Astros: RH Jordan Lyles (4-3, 3.99)

On Archer: Has struggled on the road, going 1-5 with a 5.34 ERA in seven appearances (five starts). Picked up a no-decision his last start, against Detroit, allowing three runs in five innings.

On Lyles: Has lost his past two starts, giving up a combined 12 runs over nine innings against the Angels and Cubs. Is 3-2 with a 4.74 ERA in seven home starts this season.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Lyles

James Loney 2-for-3

Kelly Johnson 0-for-3

Astros vs. Archer

(have never faced)

On deck

Friday: vs. White Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (7-3, 4.90); White Sox — Dylan Axelrod (3-4, 4.57).

Saturday: vs. White Sox, 7:15, Ch. 13. Rays — Matt Moore (11-3, 3.65); White Sox — Chris Sale (5-7, 2.79).

Sunday: vs. White Sox, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (2-4, 4.65); White Sox — John Danks (2-5, 4.38).

Rays disabled list

• RHP Alex Cobb, concussion, 7-day, eligible June 23

• 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

Quote of the day I

"It's definitely very awkward seeing them as my adversaries, at least for a few days. But it's really cool."

Astros DH Carlos Peña, a Ray from 2007-10 and in 2012, on facing his former team

Quote of the day II

"I've seen him good but not that good."

Rays manager Joe Maddon on the performance of David Price (left) — seven innings, no runs, three hits, no walks 10 strikeouts — Tuesday in his return from the disabled list

Record of the day

The Rays had pitched 24 consecutive scoreless innings until Wednesday. Here's a look at the past 24-inning streaks:

2008: Shields (9), Kazmir (6), Howell (3), Sonnanstine (2), Wheeler (2), Miller (1), Percival (1)

2012: Moore (61/3), Hellickson (6), Cobb (4), Farnsworth (2), Peralta (2), Rodney (2), Price (1), McGee (2/3)

2013: Moore (7), Price (7), Ramos (2), Hellickson (2), Peralta (12/3), Farnsworth (11/3), Hernandez (1), McGee (1), Rodney (1)

Rays: Carlos Peña, David Price, scoreless innings 07/03/13 [Last modified: Thursday, July 4, 2013 12:46am]
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