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Rays: Maddon poses with baby fan, gnome; lots of broadcasting

Rays vs. Yankees

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Tickets: $17-275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster,, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (0-1, 6.26)

Yankees: RH Phil Hughes (0-2, 6.43)

Price report: Not only is Price winless, but for just the second time the Rays have lost four straight games he has started. Price is 7-3, 3.77 in 19 games vs. the Yankees overall, 3-1, 3.27 at the Trop.

Phil it up: Hughes, off to his usual rough April, was better in his last start, allowing two runs over six innings to Arizona, than his first two (8 runs in 7 IP vs. Tigers, O's). He is 4-4, 3.99 in 14 starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups


Yunel Escobar 7-for-16

Matt Joyce 5-for-11, 2 HRs

Ben Zobrist 0-for-12


Robinson Cano 11-for-47, HR

Eduardo Nunez 6-for-18

Kevin Youkilis 9-for-27

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (2-1, 2.53); Yankees — LH Andy Pettitte (3-0, 2.01)

Thursday: at White Sox, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-1, 3.55); White Sox — RH Jake Peavy (2-1, 3.20)

Friday: at White Sox, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (1-3, 4.74); White Sox — RH Gavin Floyd (0-3, 4.98)

Saturday: at White Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — LH Matt Moore (4-0, 1.04); White Sox — RH Dylan Axelrod (0-1, 3.80)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Jeff Niemann, sore shoulder, 60-day, out for the season

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September

• DH Luke Scott, calf strain, 15-day, eligible April 8

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Maddon's gnome-sake

Rays manager Joe Maddon poses with a wall-sized version of the gnome that will be given away at Wednesday's game.

Maddon's namesake

Joe Maddon poses with 5-month-old Maddon Warwick, named by mom Heather (and dad John) of New Port Richey after their favorite manager.

Number of the day

9 Broadcast outlets carrying Monday's game: Rays TV, radio, Spanish TV, Spanish radio; Yankees TV, radio; Compass radio; NHK (Japan); ESPN.

Rays: Maddon poses with baby fan, gnome; lots of broadcasting 04/22/13 [Last modified: Monday, April 22, 2013 10:31pm]
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