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Rays: Joe Maddon tips cap to Blue Jays fans

Rays at Orioles

When/where: 7:05, Camden Yards, Baltimore

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (9-10, 3.83)

ORIOLES: RH Chris Tillman (10-5, 3.55)

On Odorizzi: Pitched well but lost for second time in past eight starts Wednesday vs. Detroit. Ranks sixth in majors with average 10.10 strikeouts per nine innings. Is 0-1, 2.84 in four games vs. Orioles.

On Tillman: Has been on a roll, 3-0, 2.14 in seven starts since the All-Star break, with 40 strikeouts and only six walks. Is 3-6, 4.46 in 13 starts vs. Rays, 2-4, 5.12 in eight at home.

Key matchups


Desmond Jennings 2-for-20

Matt Joyce 7-for-27, 2 HRs

E. Longoria 13-for-30, 5 HRs


Nelson Cruz 0-for-7

Adam Jones 6-for-11 HR

Nick Markakis 4-for-8

On deck

Tuesday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (9-6, 3.01); Orioles — LH Wei-Yin Chen (13-4, 3.76)

Wednesday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (8-10, 3.44); Orioles — RH Kevin Gausman (7-5, 3.81)

Thursday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 2.61); Orioles — RH Bud Norris (11-8, 4.14)

Rays disabled list

• OF David DeJesus, left hand

• C Ryan Hanigan, left oblique

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow*

• INF Jerry Sands, left wrist*

* Had surgery, out for season

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"I really think it's kind of (sissifying) the game a little bit."

Rays manager Joe Maddon, on the catcher collision rule

Hats off by Maddon

Toronto fans are loud and expressive, so after Saturday's replay controversy, they were ready with a chorus of boos Sunday when Rays manager Joe Maddon went on the field to question a seemingly obvious out call in the seventh inning. And Maddon, who didn't challenge, was ready to respond on the walk back to the dugout, making a show of tipping his cap to them. "I knew doing the moonwalk out there, it was going to break bad for me," he said. "So walking out there, I was actually thinking, 'If this goes wrong, I'm going to tip my hat walking back in.' So the fans set me up for the moment."

AL wild-card race

Team W-L Pct. GB

A's 76-53 .589—

Mariners 71-58 .550—

Tigers 70-59 .543 1

Yankees 67-61 .523 31/2

Indians 66-63 .512 5

Blue Jays 66-64 .508 51/2

Rays 64-66 .492 71/2

Rays: Joe Maddon tips cap to Blue Jays fans 08/24/14 [Last modified: Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:17pm]
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