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Rays: Myers gets T-shirt, another long homer

Rays at Mariners

When/where: 10:10 tonight, Safeco Field, Seattle

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Cobb (8-3, 2.82)

Mariners: RH Hisashi Iwakuma (12-6, 2.92)

On Cobb: Is 2-1 with 2.19 ERA in four starts since coming off DL. Is coming off an eight-inning complete-game loss at Oakland. Is 2-2, 3.10 in four starts against Mariners, including an Aug. 15 win.

On Iwakuma: All-Star ranks in American League top five in ERA and strikeout-to-walks ratio, including 10 walk-free starts. Has allowed 24 homers. Is 2-0 with 2.33 ERA over past four starts. No-decision in 2012 start against Rays.

Key matchups

Rays VS. Iwakuma

Kelly Johnson 2-for-4

Matt Joyce 1-for-3

Ben Zobrist 2-for-3

Mariners VS. Cobb

Dustin Ackley 3-for-10, HR

Raul Ibanez 2-for-8, HR

Kendrys Morales 3-for-7

On deck

Saturday: at Mariners, 9:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Chris Archer (8-6, 3.14); Mariners — James Paxton (MLB debut)

Sunday: at Mariners, 4:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (15-3, 3.27); Mariners — Erasmo Ramirez (5-1, 5.07)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — Clay Buchholz (9-0, 1.70)

Wednesday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Rays disabled list

• OF Brandon Guyer, broken finger, 15-day, eligible Aug. 17

• RHP Jesse Crain, shoulder strain, 60-day, eligible Aug. 29

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

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out for season

AL wild card

Team W-L Pct. GB

A's 80-60 .571—

Rays 77-62 .554

Yankees 75-65 .536 2½

Orioles 74-65 .532 3

Indians 74-65 .532 3



Quite the fashion statement

Rookie OF Wil Myers had the "honor" of having a new T-shirt distributed in the clubhouse Thursday with the Rays logo on the front and "Team Wil" on the back. 3B Evan Longoria had 20 made on short notice after Myers hit two homers Wednesday. "Luckily I got one of them," Myers said. "It's my first one. I'm pretty excited about it." Manager Joe Maddon said he liked the idea, noting that for a player to get such treatment, he usually has "got to be good and well-liked."

Number of the day

431

Estimated distance, in feet, of Wil Myers' second Wednesday homer, the longest of his 11 in the majors

Rays: Myers gets T-shirt, another long homer 09/05/13 [Last modified: Friday, September 6, 2013 1:19am]
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