Rays vs. Orioles
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 5 hours of game time.
Rays: LH Erik Bedard (3-4, 3.83)
ORIOLES: RH Miguel Gonzalez (3-4, 4.17)
On Bedard: Has won only once in past six starts with a 4.25 ERA. Hasn't made it through five innings in five of 11 starts. Is 1-1, 5.54 vs. former Orioles mates, starting last in '12.
On Gonzalez: Is set to be activated off DL, out since May 31 with oblique strain. Has struggled on road, going 1-3, 5.29. Is 3-3, 3.55 in nine starts vs. Rays, 2-1, 1.75 in four at Trop.
Rays VS. GONZALEZ
James Loney 3-for-15
Evan Longoria 5-for-18, HR
Jose Molina 4-for-14 HR
ORIOLES VS. BEDARD
Nelson Cruz 7-for-21, 2 HRs
Chris Davis 3-for-8
Adam Jones 6-for-12
Wednesday: vs. Orioles, 1:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (2-4, 3.99); Orioles — RH Kevin Gausman (2-1, 3.71)
Thursday: vs. Astros, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (3-4, 3.40); Astros — TBA
Friday: vs. Astros, 7:10. Rays — LH David Price (5-6, 3.93); Astros — TBA
Saturday: vs. Astros, 4:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (2-7, 4.85); Astros — TBA
Quote of the day
"I think the best way to turn up the mental sharpness is through fundamental work.''
Manager Joe Maddon, on plans for extra spring training-like drills this week
Turns out INF/OF Jerry Sands broke three different kinds of bats during his big at-bat Sunday. He started with his usual, a 34½-inch, 32-ounce Trinity birch, then a Louisville Slugger and a Victus. He got a box of six new Trinitys on Monday but went with "an old faithful" Trinity for his big homer.
Number of the day
Total of grants given by the Rays to 20 local nonprofit organizations. A second round will be awarded in September; see raysbaseball.com/community