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Rays: Maddon adds cologne to collection

Rays at Angels

When/where: 3:35 today; Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (4-3, 4.02)

ANGELS: RH Matt Shoemaker (1-1, 3.86)

On Price: Coming off dominating complete game win in Seattle. Has 70 strikeouts and only six walks in an AL-high 622/3 innings. Is 4-3, 3.57 in 9 starts vs. Angels, 3-2, 3.78 in 5 in Anaheim.

On Shoemaker: Undrafted 27-year-old free agent worked his way to majors last season, and has made four appearances this year, earning first win in first start Tuesday vs. Phillies.

Key matchups

Rays VS. SHOEMAKER

None have faced

ANGELS VS. PRICE

Erick Aybar 5-for-20

Albert Pujols 0-for-7

Mike Trout 1-for-5

On deck

Monday: Off

Tuesday: A's, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (2-3, 4.89); A's — LH Drew Pomeranz (3-1, 1.14)

Wednesday: A's, 7:10. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (2-1, 2.78); A's — LH Tommy Milone (1-3, 4.10)

Thursday: A's, 4:10. Rays — TBA; A's — RH Sonny Gray (4-1, 2.17)

Friday: Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — LH David Price (4-3, 4.02); Red Sox — TBA

Saturday: Red Sox, 4:10. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Sunday: Red Sox, 1:40. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Rays disabled list

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

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Smell of success

After adding Sex Panther on Friday, manager Joe Maddon made another addition to the clubhouse cologne table: a vintage bottle of Hai Karate Oriental Lime, in original packing from the late 1960s, that he found on eBay. "I don't know that it's essentially like a good wine or a fine wine, I don't know that it gets better," Maddon said. "I would bet on it getting worse."

Daily double

Rays manager Joe Maddon follows horse racing so little that he didn't even know Saturday was the Preakness Stakes. But he said that when Evan Longoria asked if he wanted in on their clubhouse pool, he bought $50 entries for two different sheets and randomly picked No. 6 (which is matched blindly to the field). "I have no idea what I'm doing," Maddon said. "It turns out California Chrome was 6 on both cards. I doubled down today."

Numbers of day

7

Rays wins when scoring 3 or fewer runs, one off the MLB lead.

35

Pitches thrown by Cesar Ramos before being pulled in second inning.

Rays: Maddon adds cologne to collection 05/17/14 [Last modified: Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:40pm]
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