Rays vs. Rangers
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, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
RAYS: RH Alex Cobb (8-3, 2.99)
RANGERS: RH Matt Garza (9-5, 3.79)
On Cobb: Got no-decision in Wednesday loss to Red Sox (5.2 IP, 3 ER). Is 2-1, 3.22 ERA in six starts since coming off DL after concussion. Is 0-0, 4.91 in two starts vs. Texas.
On Garza: Ex-Ray is 2-4, 5.16 over past eight starts. Is 3-4, 4.46 in 10 starts for Texas since being acquired from Cubs. Has never pitched vs. Rays; was 20-10, 3.21 at Trop.
RAYS VS. GARZA
David DeJesus 6-for-20
Matt Joyce 1-for-2
Luke Scott 4-for-16, 2 HRs
RANGERS VS. COBB
Elvis Andrus 2-for-3
Adrian Beltre 1-for-6
Ian Kinsler 1-for-6
Tuesday: vs. Rangers, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (11-8, 5.04); Rangers — RH Nick Tepesch (4-6, 4.84) or RH Alexi Ogando (6-4, 3.30)
AL wild card
Team W-L Pct. GB
Rays 81-67 .547—
Rangers 81-67 .547—
Indians 81-68 .544 ½
Orioles 79-70 .530 2½
Yankees 79-71 .527 3
Royals 78-71 .523 3½
Rookie OF Wil Myers took a pretty good look at it — and flashed a pretty big grin — so he knows what he's talking about in saying his Sunday homer into Target Field's second deck, estimated at 440 feet, was the longest of the 12 he has hit in the majors and second-longest in his career (behind a blast this year at Triple-A Durham). "I got it pretty good," Myers said. Manager Joe Maddon called it "the farthest home run I think I've seen all year" and said the measurement was arbitrary. "That's because it hit something," he said. "Otherwise, the laser would have measured it a lot farther than that."
Numbers of the day
27 Team-record consecutive scoreless innings Rays pitchers had worked until allowing two runs in the seventh Sunday
16 Times Rays have blown leads from the seventh inning on, leading to 13 losses
74 Innings in which the Rays have allowed four or more runs