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Rays: Game of catch nearly goes awry

Rays at Tigers

When/where: 7:08 tonight, Comerica Park, Detroit

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Cobb (6-2, 2.66)

TIGERS: RH Doug Fister (5-2, 3.65)

On Cobb: Had his start pushed back five days after suffering a cut on his right middle finger during his last outing, when he allowed two runs in 81/3 innings against the Yankees. Is 0-1, 4.09 in two career starts against the Tigers.

On Fister: Is winless in his past three starts but is coming off a strong outing in Pittsburgh, throwing seven shutout innings. Is 2-2, 2.77 in five career appearances (four starts) against Rays.

Key matchups


Evan Longoria 1-for-6

Ben Zobrist 5-for-14

Matt Joyce 1-for-9, HR


Alex Avila 3-for-5

Torii Hunter 6-for-9

Miguel Cabrera 2-for-4

On deck

Thursday: at Tigers, 1:08, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (2-5, 4.87); Tigers — RH Max Scherzer (7-0, 3.42)

Friday: vs. Orioles, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Chris Archer (0-1, 11.25); Orioles — RH Jason Hammel (7-3, 5.43)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Off day adventure Part I

RHP Alex Cobb and LHP Matt Moore found a park near the team's suburban hotel Monday to play catch and prepare Moore for his Tuesday start. But Cobb said there was a close call with an innocent bystander on a wild throw. "One almost gets by me and a guy was walking and thanked me for catching it, because it would have smoked him in the face," Cobb said. "Behind him was a car, so it could have been some bad damage."

Off day adventure, Part II

OF Sam Fuld had a buddy who lives near Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, so he rented a car Monday and drove up to take a tour of the campus. He checked out the 100,000-plus seat football stadium, the "Big House," walked through the arboretum and ate at the well-known Zingerman's deli, and left impressed. "I loved it," he said.

Odds of the day


Rays odds to win the American League pennant, according to the latest from Bovada, behind the Tigers (3-1), Rangers (4-1), Red Sox (7-1) and Yankees (8-1).

Rays: Game of catch nearly goes awry 06/04/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:38pm]
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