Friday, June 22, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Gomes' wife 'awesome''

A group hug

LHP David Price considered Saturday's pregame re-presentation of his Cy Young Award an event for the fans, and he showed his appreciation by holding the plaque aloft. "Obviously the Rays did it for me and to appreciate what we were able to accomplish as a team and being able to win that Cy Young Award, but I think more or less it's really for the fans, and that's the way it should be," he said.

Meet the Rays: David Price

How does Rays pitcher David Price feel about being upstaged by his dog? Who is his new best friend, Clarence? Watch video of Price answering these questions and more at tampabay.com/meettherays.

The good wife

Blair Gomes, wife of just-called-up RHP Brandon, deserved to relax after her travels to get to Tampa. Having driven 3½ hours from Durham to Norfolk with Cole Figueroa's wife Thursday for the Bulls' opening series, Blair had to rent a car Friday to drive back to Durham, pack as much of their belongings that fit into their car (which the Rays pay to have sent down) and drop the rest off at the Bulls clubhouse to be shipped, then get a room and an early Saturday flight to Tampa. "It was crazy," Brandon said. "She was awesome."

Rays vs. Indians

When/where: 1:40 today; Tropicana Field.

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

Tickets: $14-210, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Evan Longoria wall cling, first 10,000 kids 14 and under

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (0-0, 3.00)

Indians RH Justin Masterson (1-0, 1.50)

Well, hi guys: Price, who allowed two runs over six innings in the opener, is undefeated in six career starts vs. the Indians, going 5-0, 1.64, with 42 strikeouts in 381/3 innings and .163 opponents average.

No master of this domain: Master has struggled against the Rays, going 1-7, 7.74 in 13 games (nine starts), allowing 108 base­runners in 521/3 innings.

Rays vs. Masterson

Desmond Jennings 4-for-6

Evan Longoria 7-for-23 HR

Ben Zobrist 2-for-13 HR

Indians vs. Price

A. Cabrera 3-for-13

Mark Reynolds 3-for-22

Nick Swisher 12-for-34 HR

On deck

Monday: at Rangers, 8:05. Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (0-0, 7.11); Rangers — RH Alexi Ogando (1-0, 0.00)

Tuesday: at Rangers, 8:05. Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (0-1, 5.40); Rangers — RH Nick Tepesch (ML debut)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Jeff Niemann, sore shoulder, 15-day, eligible April 13

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, eligible May 30

• DH Luke Scott, calf strain, 15-day, eligible Monday.

 
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