Rays at Yankees
When/where: 7:05 tonight; Yankee Stadium, New York
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 95.3-FM (680-AM Spanish)
Rays: LH David Price (8-8, 3.43)
YANKEES: RH Phil Hughes (4-13, 5.07)
On Price: Has not won in a five straight starts. Worked first five innings of Friday marathon, allowing 9 hits but only 2 runs. Is 8-4, 3.70 in 20 games vs. Yankees, 4-2, 4.28 at new Yankee Stadium.
On Hughes: Has not won since July 2, going 0-6, 5.98 in 13 games (12 starts) since, allowing 66 hits in 522/3 innings. Failed to get through fourth in past two starts. Is 4-4 4.32 in 16 games vs. Rays.
Rays VS. HUGHES
David DeJesus 5-for-8, HR
Matt Joyce 6-for-14, 2 HRs
Luke Scott 8-for-19
YANKEES VS. PRICE
R. Cano 14-for-54, HR
Curtis Granderson 6-for-48, 4 HRs
Alex Rodriguez 10-for-40, HR
Thursday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (10-3, 2.90); Yankees — RH Ivan Nova (9-5, 3.13)
Friday: at Blue Jays, 7:07, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (12-9, 5.16); Jays — RH R.A. Dickey (13-13, 4.27)
Saturday: at Blue Jays, 1:05, Ch. 13. Rays — RH Chris Archer (9-7, 3.21); Jays — TBA
Sunday: at Blue Jays, 1:07, Sun Sports. Rays — LH Matt Moore (16-4, 3.23); Jays — TBA
End of regular season
Rays disabled list
RHP Alex Colome, elbow strain, 60-day
OF Brandon Guyer, broken finger, 60-day
RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day
RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
It takes a village
Give manager Joe Maddon extra players, and you know he's going to use them. Especially with more than a dozen relievers available in his bullpen. During the just completed eight-game homestand, Maddon made 39 pitching changes, nearly five per game, including 22 in the four games vs. Baltimore, twice using three relievers in an inning. He made some accommodations, however, to not totally halt the pace of the game. "I jogged (to the mound), I reached down and shot the finger a little bit sooner down to the bullpen, thought I could kind of expedite it," he said. "Nevertheless I knew there was that griping going on as we talk about these games take too long and all that kind of good stuff. But it had to be done."'
And a pitching coach
Given how Maddon often jokes that pitching coach Jim Hickey likes the TV exposure of visiting the mound, he said he'd consider sharing the duties. "Next time I shall let Hickey do those pitching changes because he totally enjoys that trip to the mound and back," Maddon said.
Quote of the day
"I've thought about me embarrassing myself during the celebration."
RHP Jamey Wright, on the potential of making the first postseason appearance of his 18-year big-league career