Rays vs. Angels
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM
Tickets: $18-275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within five hours of game time.
Promotion: Joe Maddon Mr. Potato Head
Rays: RH Chris Archer (6-6, 3.37)
Angels: LH C.J. Wilson (8-6, 4.33)
On Archer: Allowed a three-run home run to David Ortiz in his last start, a 3-2 loss to Boston. Has allowed six home runs this year. His 0.4 per nine innings is sixth best in the majors. Is 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA in three starts against the Angels.
On Wilson: Making his return from the DL (sprained right ankle). Threw a complete-game shutout against the Rays on May 17. Is 4-2 with a 3.36 ERA in nine starts against the Rays.
Rays vs. Wilson
Evan Longoria4-for-23, HR
Ben Zobrist7-for-26, 2 HRs
Angels vs. Archer
Josh Hamilton3-for-7, HR
Sunday: vs. Angels, 1:40. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (7-8, 3.80); Angels — RH Jered Weaver (11-6, 3.36)
Monday: at A's, 10:05. Rays— RH Alex Cobb (7-6, 3.54); A's — TBA
Matt Baker, Times staff writer
The Rays will give away Joe Maddon Mr. Potato Head toys to the first 20,000 fans tonight. The manager, who previously was immortalized in gnome form, has had one of the new promotions perched on his chair for the past few games. "It was not my idea," said Maddon, who'd prefer a Gumby-themed giveaway. "However, the grandkids are going to love it."
Life without Price
"When we stop getting questions about it, when people let it go, turn the page, the void's going to have to fill itself. He's not going to come back, so we're going to have to do it our own."
RHP Chris Archer on replacing LHP David Price, who was traded to Detroit on Thursday
Numbers of the day
11 Cy Young winners who have been traded during the 2000s:
Bartolo Colon * Cliff Lee **
R.A. Dickey ** Jake Peavy
Eric Gagne David Price
Zack Greinke CC Sabathia
Roy Halladay Johan Santana
* Traded before winning Cy Young
** Traded before and after winning Cy Young
17 Trades involving Cy Young winners during the 2000s, including multiple ones for Colon (2), Greinke (2), Johnson (2), Lee (4) and Peavy (3)