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Rays: College attire; wine on trip; AL wild card standings

Rays at A's

When/where: 10:07 tonight; Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.

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

Probable pitchers:

Rays: LH David Price (8-5, 3.28)

A's: RH Jarrod Parker (10-6, 3.58)

On Price: Has won five decisions in a row spanning eight starts, going 5-0 with a 2.35 ERA. Is 2-1 with a 3.66 ERA over six starts against the A's, including 1-1 with a 3.71 ERA over four in Oakland.

On Parker: Has won his past four decisions, including allowing one run over eight innings at Baltimore on Saturday. Is 0-2 with a 3.44 ERA in three starts against Tampa Bay.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Parker

Matt Joyce2-for-9, HR

Evan Longoria2-for-6

Ben Zobrist 3-for-9, HR

A's vs. Price

Alberto Callaspo6-for-15

Jed Lowrie4-for-16

Kurt Suzuki2-for-11

On deck

Saturday: at A's, 9:07, no TV. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (8-2, 2.87); A's — RH Sonny Gray (1-2, 3.18)

Sunday: at A's, 4:07, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (6-13, 4.95); A's — RH A.J. Griffin (11-9, 3.94)

Monday: at Angels, 9:05, Sun Sports. Rays — TBA; Angels — TBA

Rays disabled list

• DH Luke Scott, back spasms, 15-day, eligible Aug. 30

• OF Brandon Guyer, broken finger, 15-day, eligible Aug. 17

• LHP Matt Moore, elbow soreness, 15-day, eligible Aug. 13

• RHP Jesse Crain, shoulder strain, 60-day, eligible Aug. 29

• 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

Salute your school

LHP David Price said Vanderbilt was "pumped" after seeing him wear the full Commodores football uniform, including helmet, during Wednesday's bullpen session. "Coach (James) Franklin was really happy," said Price, who also wore the full uniform on the flight to Oakland. Home equipment clubhouse manager Chris Westmoreland (far left) wore Florida gear while RHP Fernando Rodney (left) sported a Gator jersey and orange shoes. RF Wil Myers wore South Carolina, where he committed out of high school. 1B James Loney sported his hometown Houston. Hitting coach Derek Shelton (Southern Illinois) and manager Joe Maddon (Lafayette) also donned jerseys. "It's not the exact jersey that I wore in 1972," said Maddon, a quarterback for the Leopards. "But it's pretty close."

Quote of the day

"I've got two really good bottles of wine for the trip, and it's absolutely necessary right now."

Manager Joe Maddon on starting a 10-game West Coast trip after Thursday's "frustrating" 2-0 loss to the Angels

AL wild card

Team W-L Pct. GB

Rays 75-57 .568

A's 75-58 .564—

Indians* 71-61 .538 3½

Orioles* 70-61 .534 4

Yankees 70-63 .526 5

* Late game not included

Rays: College attire; wine on trip; AL wild card standings 08/29/13 [Last modified: Thursday, August 29, 2013 8:15pm]
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