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Rays: It's a Woodstock theme for road trip

Rays at Mariners

When/where: 10:10 tonight; Safeco Field, Seattle

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (3-3, 4.53)

MARINERS: RH Hisashi Iwakuma (2-0, 2.45)

On Price: Lasted only 5 innings in last start vs. O's. Has allowed 9 HRs, 3rd most in AL, and at least 1 in six straight games. Winless in past four starts. First start in Seattle, second vs. M's.

On Iwakuma: After missing first five weeks with torn finger tendon has been sharp, throwing shutout innings vs. Royals on Thursday. Is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA in two career starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups


Matt Joyce 1-for-5

Jose Molina 2-for-5

Ben Zobrist 4-for-6


Willie Bloomquist 0-for-5

Robinson Cano 15-for-57, HR

John Buck 4-for-11, HR

On deck

Wednesday: at Mariners, 3:40. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-3, 5.79); Mariners — RH Brandon Maurer (1-1, 6.20)

Thursday: at Angels, 10:05. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (2-1, 3.38); Angels — LH Tyler Skaggs (3-1, 4.14)

Friday: at Angels, 10:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (2-2, 5.16); Angels — RH Jered Weaver (4-2, 3.22)

Saturday: at Angels, 9:05. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (1-1, 2.96); Angels — LH C.J. Wilson (4-2, 3.21)

Sunday: at Angels, 3:35. Rays — LH David Price (3-3, 4.53); Angels — TBA

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, knee surgery, 15-day, eligible April 14 (targeting post-All-Star break)

• RHP Alex Cobb, left oblique strain, 15-day, April 28 (targeting late May)

• RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right elbow surgery, eligible April 14 (targeting late June)

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow soreness, eligible April 23 (had surgery April 22, out for season)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

'Stocked up

Rays manager Joe Maddon took the lead in dressing up for the Woodstock-themed trip to Seattle, shown here with wife Jaye. Maddon stocked up on items he found online and at Tampa's Squaresville, then "it was really like throwing stuff up against the wall and seeing what would kind of stick — kind of like it was back in the day." He said the final look was inspired by Lovin' Spoonful singer John Sebastian — and not that different than Maddon once had. "I walked that path before, and it was kind of fun."

Feeling groovy

David Price and girlfriend Tiffany Smith were among the best dressed as well, with Afro wigs and Price sporting a full-length dashiki. Price, admitting Smith did all the work, summed up their look in one word: "Groovy." He said his father, Bonnie, saw a photo and said he could have sent him the dashiki he wore back in the day.

Rays: It's a Woodstock theme for road trip 05/12/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:40pm]
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