ALDS Game 4: Rays vs. Red Sox
When/where: 8:37 tonight; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
TV/radio: TBS; 620-AM, 95.3-FM
Tickets: Available via raysbaseball.com, Tropicana Field box office, Tampa team store, Ticketmaster (outlets, ticketmaster.com, toll-free 1-800-745-3000).
Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (12-10, 5.17)
RED SOX: RH Jake Peavy (4-1, 4.04)
On Hellickson: Inconsistent throughout season, going 2-2, 5.61 in first 11 games, 8-1, 3.17 in next 10, 2-7, 7.15 in last 11 (with a relief win). Is 4-2, 4.21 in 13 games vs. Boston.
On Peavy: Is 4-1, 4.04 in 10 starts since being acquired from White Sox; one win, 5.40 ERA in last four starts. Is 3-1, 4.91 in six games vs. Rays, 2-0, 3.93 at Trop.
Rays VS. PEAVY
David DeJesus 3-for-22
J. Loney 10-for-31, 2 HRs
Evan Longoria 3-for-15, HR
RED SOX VS. HELLICKSON
Jacoby Ellsbury 6-for-23
David Ortiz 9-for-24, 3 HRs
Saltalamacchia 8-for-25, 3 HRs
Not just good ownership
Manager Joe Maddon raves frequently about the support the team gets from principal owner Stuart Sternberg and Co. Maddon experienced it first hand Sunday night when partners Randy Frankel and Tim Mullen invited him out. "No organization does well without great ownership," Maddon said. "And we have great ownership. Actually went out to dinner with two of them last night and they picked up the bill — that's even better ownership."
What do you get someone who probably has pretty much everything, and a $100 million plus contract to get whatever else they want, for their birthday? If you're Jaime Edmondson, you get 3B Evan Longoria a guitar signed by Slash, of Guns N' Roses fame. "That was awesome," Longoria said. "She did a good job."
Stat of the day
Rays home record in postseason games