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Rays: Oddities on West Coast trip; Scott's seafood luggage

Today: Off

Next game: Tuesday, vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, Sun Sports

Probable pitchers RAYS: LH David Price (8-7, 3.51)

RED SOX: RH Clay Buchholz (9-0, 1.70)

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (8-3, 2.82); Red Sox — RH Ryan Dempster (8-9, 4.79)

Thursday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (11-8, 5.04); Red Sox — RH Jake Peavy (3-1, 3.55)

Friday: at Twins, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-6, 3.14); Twins — LH Andrew Albers (2-2, 3.96)

Saturday: at Twins, 7:10, no TV. Rays — LH Matt Moore (15-3, 3.18); Twins — RH Pedro Hernandez (3-1, 5.19)

Sunday: at Twins, 2:10, Sun Sports. Rays — LH David Price (8-7, 3.51); Twins — RH Liam Hendriks (1-2, 5.28)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

AL wild card

Team W-L Pct. GB

Rangers 81-61 .570—

Rays 78-64 .549

Indians 76-66 .535 2

Orioles 76-66 .535 2

Yankees 76-67 .531 2½

Of cabs and bathrooms and people in unexpected places

Losing seven of the 10 games could make the Rays want to forget this West Coast trip. But there were some reasons to remember it, too. Consider that David Price spent $202 on a traffic-snarled ride to Oakland's stadium. Fernando Rodney got locked in — then broken out of — a dugout bathroom. Jamey Wright started a game for the first time since 2007. OF Sam Fuld pitched in a game for the first time since high school. Manager Joe Maddon took the team out for a postgame party.

Cash and carry

DH Luke Scott fancies himself the ultimate outdoorsman, able to catch any animal with the most basic of weapons. But as much as it pained him to have someone else catch his food, he had a large box of prime Seattle-area seafood — crab legs, lobster tails, salmon, halibut, scallops, shrimp — in the clubhouse to bring home. "It did (bother me)," he said, "but I'm not going to complain too much when I'm eating it. This is good stuff."

Stat of the day .177 Rays average with RISP on road trip.

Rays: Oddities on West Coast trip; Scott's seafood luggage 09/08/13 [Last modified: Sunday, September 8, 2013 10:54pm]
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