Rays vs. Indians
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Tickets: $11-$200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within five hours of game time.
Promotion: Ladies wristlet as part of Tampa Bay Times ticket tandem.
Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (1-3, 6.83)
Indians: RH Corey Kluber (2-3, 3.60)
On Odorizzi: Has been good first time through lineup (.140 opponents average), very bad after that (.475). Faced Indians twice when with Royals in 2012, going 0-1, 4.91.
On Kluber: Coming of a 13-strikeout game vs. White Sox, including seven straight, and first complete game before that. Has 48 Ks overall in 45 innings. Has pitched two innings vs. Rays.
Rays vs. Kluber
James Loney 0-for-1
Evan Longoria 0-for-1
Ben Zobrist 0-for-1
Indians vs. Odorizzi
Michael Brantley 1-for-3
Asdrubal Cabrera 1-for-3
Carlos Santana 1-for-3 HR
Saturday: vs. Indians, 7:10. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (1-1, 4.5); Indians — RH Zach McAllister (3-2, 3.18)
Sunday: vs. Indians, 1:40. Rays — RH Chris Archer (2-1, 4.84); Indians — RH Josh Tomlin (1-0, 1.35)
Monday: at Mariners, 10:10. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (1-1, 2.96); Mariners — RH Felix Hernandez (3-1, 2.73)
Tuesday: at Mariners, 10:10. Rays — LH David Price (3-2, 4.44); Mariners — RH Hisashi Iwakuma (1-0, 5.40)
Wednesday: at Mariners, 3:40. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-3, 6.83); Mariners — RH Brandon Maurer (1-0, 6.92)
Making his pitch
When Bill Mathews is at Tropicana Field, he is usually in the press box as the official scorer. But before Thursday's game, he was on the mound, throwing out the first pitch in acknowledgment of his retirement after 24 years as the baseball coach at Eckerd College. His son Zach, right, who works on the Rays ground crew, caught his strike to the plate. "Twenty-four years ago, 60 feet seemed a lot shorter," Mathews said.
Number of the day
Homers allowed by David Price, matching most in MLB.
Since changing names in 2008, the Rays had been swept at home in series of three-plus games only five times. Those with the broom:
Orioles May 2014
Mets June 2012
White Sox May 2012
Orioles April 2011
Red Sox May 2010
Tigers Sept. 2009