Rays vs. Brewers
When/where: 12:10 today; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM
Tickets: $11-200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
Rays: LH David Price (11-7, 3.08)
BREWERS: RH Yovani Gallardo (5-5, 3.57)
On Price: Has won a career-high six consecutive starts, tied for the most in club history. Is 7-3 with a 1.88 ERA over his past 11 starts. Had 10 strikeouts in eight innings in his only other game against Milwaukee, in June 2011.
On Gallardo: Took a no-decision in his last start despite throwing 72/3 shutout innings against the Mets. Brewers have blown saves in four of his past eight outings and have lost his past six starts. Has never faced the Rays.
Rays VS. GALLARDO
Yunel Escobar 1-for-7
James Loney 4-for-14
Logan Forsythe 0-for-4
BREWERS VS. PRICE
Ryan Braun 1-for-3
M. Reynolds 7-for-29, 3 HRs
Carlos Gomez 0-for-5
Thursday: Off, trading deadline
Friday: vs. Angels, 7:10. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (0-0, 1.00); Angels — RHP Matt Shoemaker (5-2, 4.47)
Saturday: vs. Angels, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (6-6, 3.37); Angels — TBA
Sunday: vs. Angels, 1:40. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (7-8, 3.80); Angels — RH Jered Weaver (5-2, 3.39)
Matt Baker, Times staff writer
Quote of the day
"Maybe the motivation's been the fact that the guillotine may fall. Who knows?"
Manager Joe Maddon on the team's recent surge ahead of Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline
Reading with the Rays
RHP Chris Archer met with children from the Childs Park YMCA on Tuesday to discuss the importance of reading. It was the second year he's done so, and the appearance was part of the club's Reading with the Rays initiative.
Numbers of the day
Rays' ERA during their 11-1 stretch
Bullpen ERA in that stretch after Grant Balfour's 1-2-3 ninth
Strikeouts by Rays pitchers in that span