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Rays: Comparing David Price, Drew Smyly

Rays vs. Tigers

When/where: 1:10 today; Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Tickets: $16-$200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster,, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Alex Cobb (8-6, 3.19)

TIGERS: LH David Price (12-8, 3.10)

On Cobb: Threw a season-high 112 pitches Friday vs. Yankees in winning career-best sixth straight decision. Is 6-0, 2.24 over nine starts. Is 1-1, 3.04 in four starts vs. Tigers.

On Price: Is 1-0, 3.18 in three starts for Tigers since trade from Rays, beating Seattle's Felix Hernandez on Saturday. Is 35-27, 2.89 in 85 games at the Trop from home dugout.

Key matchups


Yunel Escobar 6-for-23

Jose Molina 4-for-15


Alex Avila 4-for-9

Torii Hunter 6-for-15

Ian Kinsler 4-for-12

On deck

Friday: at Blue Jays, 7:07. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (7-10, 3.66); Jays — RH Marcus Stroman (7-4, 3.83)

Saturday: at Blue Jays, 1:07. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 2.56); Jays — LH Mark Buehrle (11-8, 3.38)

Sunday: at Blue Jays, 1:07. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-6, 3.17); Jays — RH Drew Hutchison (8-11, 4.81)

Monday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-10, 3.83); Orioles — TBA

Rays disabled list

• OF David DeJesus, 15-day, left hand fracture, eligible July 3 (targeting late August)

• C Ryan Hanigan, 15-day, left oblique strain, eligible July 24 (targeting late August)

• LHP Matt Moore, 60-day, left elbow surgery (April 22), out for the season

• INF Jerry Sands, 60-day, left wrist surgery (July 22) out for season

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Unfair comparison of the day

A look at the starters swapped since the July 31 Rays-Tigers trade:

W-L ERA G IP K BB HR Avg. Team

Drew Smyly for Rays 1-1 2.25 3 20 19 6 1 .203 1-2

David Price for Tigers 1-0 3.18 3 22.2 23 6 3 .195 2-1

Fair matchup analysis of the day

"I feel like I know these guys extremely well, and vice versa, they're going to know what I'm throwing them. It kind of goes both ways."

Now-Tigers LHP David Price, on facing the Rays

AL wild-card race

Team W-L Pct. GB

Athletics 74-52 .587—

Tigers 68-56 .548—

Mariners 68-58 .540 1

Indians 64-61 .512 4.5

Blue Jays 65-62 .512 4.5

Yankees 63-61 .508 5

Rays 61-65 .484 8

Rays: Comparing David Price, Drew Smyly 08/20/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:24pm]
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