Rays vs. Giants
When/where: 7:10 tonight, Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Tickets: $17-$275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
Promotion: Joe Maddon gnome to first 10,000 fans
Rays: LH David Price (6-5, 3.57)
Giants: RH Tim Lincecum (5-11, 4.61)
On Price: Is 5-1 with 1.68 ERA in six starts since returning from DL. Coming off a seven-plus-inning outing to beat Boston on Monday. Has never faced Giants.
On Lincecum: Threw no-hitter July 13, allowed nine hits next start. Has had 10 or more strikeouts in three of his past four starts. Has never faced Rays.
Rays vs. Lincecum
Yunel Escobar 3-for-16, HR
Kelly Johnson 7-for-35
James Loney 8-for-44
Giants vs. Price
Jeff Francoeur 1-for-9
Hunter Pence 2-for-5, HR
Marco Scutaro 3-for-24
Sunday: vs. Giants, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Roberto Hernandez (6-11, 4.71); Giants — Guillermo Moscoso (0-0, 6.75)
Tuesday: at Diamondbacks, 9:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (10-4, 4.60); D'backs — Wade Miley (8-8, 3.68)
Rays disabled list
• LHP Matt Moore, elbow soreness, 15-day, eligible Aug. 13
• RHP Jesse Crain, shoulder strain, 15-day, eligible July 14
• RHP Alex Cobb, concussion, 15-day, eligible July 1
• RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 60-day, eligible May 22
• RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for the season
• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September
Flashbacks of the day
This is just the Giants' second visit to the Trop, but it could have been their home if a 1992 deal to buy the team and relocate it to St. Petersburg hadn't been rejected by major-league owners. … In their 2004 visit, the Giants had Barry Bonds in their lineup, and the Rays had Jose Bautista — yes, that Jose Bautista — on their bench.
Return of the gnome
Manager Joe Maddon wasn't sure what to make of it when the Rays gave out a gnome in his likeness in April. Due to popular demand, they are doing it again tonight. "That the fans would want it the second time through is kind of mind-boggling," Maddon said. "It's gnome squared. I'm so humbled by the whole thing, I'm actually speechless."
Stat of the day
Rays' record in interleague play