Rays vs. Mariners
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM (680-AM Spanish)
Tickets: $10-190, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
Promotion: With the purchase of one full-priced adult ticket, fans can purchase up to three kids' tickets (ages 2-14) in select selected seating categories for $2.
Rays: LH David Price (6-5, 3.17)
MARINERS: RH Aaron Harang (3-0, 7.13)
On Price: Gave up one run over seven innings in no-decision in Los Angeles in last start and is 5-1, 1.40 since June 2 return from DL. Will be making his first career start against Seattle, the last AL team he hasn't faced.
On Harang: Is coming off a rough start against Toronto, when he allowed seven runs in two innings. The 12-year veteran is 1-5, 6.94 in seven road starts this season.
Rays VS. HARANG
Luke Scott 5-for-19, HR
James Loney 4-for-18
Kelly Johnson 1-for-7
MARINERS VS. PRICE
Michael Morse 2-for-3, HR
Kendrys Morales 1-for-6
Thursday: vs. Mariners, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (6-2, 3.01); Mariners — LH Joe Saunders (10-11, 4.69)
Friday: vs. Blue, Jays, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — TBA; Blue Jays — RH R. A. Dickey (9-11, 4.46)
Joe Smith, Times staff writer
Message of the day
With the Rays entering Tuesday on a five-game losing streak, SS Yunel Escobar brought some levity to the clubhouse by wearing a sign around his neck that read, "We need to win." "That's funny," CF Desmond Jennings said. Manager Joe Maddon said Escobar will run around the dugout before a game and "mention that to everybody." "He's always about winning," Maddon said.
No one will ever confuse new Rays LHP Wesley Wright, the 5-foot-11 reliever, with teammate RHP Jamey Wright, the 6-foot-6 veteran. Wesley did think when he saw the other Wright's jersey in the clubhouse that they switched his number, but Jamey quickly put him at ease. "It should be fun," Wesley said. "He came over and said, 'That's my cousin from another mother.' "
When Mariners SS Brad Miller and Rays 2B Ben Zobrist each led off the first inning with a homer, it marked first time in the AL since Aug. 17, 2006, that both teams started a game with a homer.