Rays at D'backs
When/where: 9:40 tonight; Chase Field, Phoenix
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM
Rays: RH Chris Archer (6-4, 2.65)
D'BACKS: RH Randall Delgado (4-3, 3.17)
On Archer: Coming off a relatively rough Friday start, allowing 4 runs over 7 IPs. Had won 5 straight over 7 starts in earning AL pitcher and rookie of the month honors. Never faced Arizona.
On Delgado: Beat Red Sox in last outing and has been on a roll, going 4-2, 2.76 over past 7 starts, allowing 3 or fewer runs in eight of his past nine. Lost to the Rays in a May 2012 game for Atlanta.
Rays VS. DELGADO
Matt Joyce 1-for-2, HR
James Loney 0-for-2
Ben Zobrist 0-for-3
D'BACKS VS. ARCHER
Cody Ross 0-for-3
Friday: at Dodgers, 10:10, Sun Sports. Rays — LH David Price (6-5, 3.36); Dodgers — LH Chris Capuano (4-6, 4.16)
Saturday: at Dodgers, 4:05, Ch. 13. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (6-11, 4.75); Dodgers — RH Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.40)
Sunday: at Dodgers, 8:05, ESPN. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (10-5, 4.77); Dodgers — LH Clayton Kershaw (10-7, 1.91)
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
'Fabulous' family time
Rays manager Joe Maddon got a rare treat Monday, dinner with all four of his grandkids, including the newest, almost 2-week-old Giuseppe Ennio Maddon. "It was fabulous," Maddon said. "He slept the whole time, so he was not nearly as impressed with meeting me as I was with meeting him, but it was great." Both Maddon's son, Joseph, and daughter, Sarah, live in the Phoenix area; the other grandkids are Tyler (11), Coral (6) and Trey (2).
A case of mistaken identity
Several dozen Rays fans were gathered by the dugout, but when RHP Joel Peralta headed out, someone yelled, "Hey Mr. Molina!" Peralta admitted, begrudgingly, that wasn't the first, or even second or third, time he has been confused with C Jose Molina. So what does he make of that? Simple, Peralta said: "I've got to go on a diet."
Numbers of the day
Rays players on the disabled list
Rays' record in interleague play, tied for MLB's best
Consecutive non-losing series by the Rays