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Rays: Family celebrates Romero's debut

Rays at Yankees

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Yankee Stadium, New York

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, (680-AM Spanish)

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (15-4, 3.34)

YANKEES: RH Hiroki Kuroda (11-12, 3.17)

On Moore: Snapped a streak of seven winning decisions Thursday against Texas, allowing six runs (including three homers) in four innings. Is 8-1, 2.76 in 14 road starts, 4-2, 4.24 in eight starts against the Yankees.

On Kuroda: Is winless in his past seven starts; gave up three runs in six innings in a loss to Toronto Thursday. Is 2-2, 7.23 in four career starts against Tampa Bay, 7-2, 1.97 in 13 home starts this year.

Key matchups


Kelly Johnson 8-for-22, HR

Ben Zobrist 5-for-10, 2 HRs

Matt Joyce 4-for-11, 2 HRs


Robinson Cano 5-for-17, HR

Vernon Wells 1-for-17

Alex Rodriguez 3-for-7

On deck

Wednesday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — LH David Price (8-8, 3.43); Yankees —RH Phil Hughes (4-13, 5.07)

Thursday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (10-3, 2.90); Yankees — RH Ivan Nova (9-5, 3.13)

Friday: at Blue Jays, 7:07, Sun Sports. Rays — TBD; Blue Jays — RH R.A. Dickey (13-13, 4.27)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Home cookin'

LHP Enny Romero said he received a lot of congratulatory phone calls and messages on Twitter and Facebook following his big-league debut Sunday, a strong spot start. Romero said his family had a big party at his home in the Dominican Republic to watch his start, when he allowed one hit over 42/3 innings. To celebrate, Romero said he had a better meal than his Saturday pizza delivery: some good Dominican food at a restaurant in Tampa with his aunt and cousin.

Gift of the day

When 5 Gum found out how much LHP David Price loved chewing gum during games, the brand created a customized vending machine for his home. The machine, which was in front of his locker Monday, had his favorite flavors, as well as a digital screen with his favorite photos, including one of his dog, Astro.

Numbers of the day

13 Walkoff victories by the Rays this season, tying a club record (2011) and tying Arizona for the major-league lead

11 Different Rays with a walkoff RBI this season, extending the club record

Rays: Family celebrates Romero's debut 09/23/13 [Last modified: Monday, September 23, 2013 10:03pm]
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