Rays at Cubs
When/where: 4:05 today; Wrigley Field, Chicago
TV/radio: Sun Sports, WGN; 620-AM
Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (7-9, 4.09)
Cubs: RH Edwin Jackson (6-11, 5.66)
On Odorizzi: Lasted only three innings Sunday, throwing 46 pitches in the first. Ranks sixth in the majors with 10.03 strikeouts per nine innings. Is 2-2, 4.34 in interleague play. First game against the Cubs.
On Jackson: Former Ray beat the Dodgers on Sunday to end a seven-start winless streak in which he was 0-4, 7.39. Is 3-1, 2.25 in four starts against the Rays, including a June 2010 no-hitter for Arizona.
Rays vs. Jackson
Yunel Escobar 0-for-9
Matt Joyce 2-for-12
James Loney 7-for-14
Ben Zobrist 2-for-11, HR
Cubs vs. Odorizzi
Chris Coghlan 2-for-3
Justin Ruggiano 1-for-2, HR
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
That was, indeed, a Devil Rays flag hanging outside Wrigley Field on Friday morning, a sign of the times from Tampa Bay's last visit in 2003. After the Rays sent a friendly tweet, joking about one of the Cubs' former names, the Cubs tweeted back and switched it to a second Cubs flag.
Tweets of the day
Hey, @Cubs, look for that Orphans flag next time you're at our place.
@RaysBaseball We take it this didn't fit the spirit of our "fauxback" series. The flag's down. Let us know if you want it for your archives.