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Rays: Price, Archer get messy in Fan Cave

Rays vs. Orioles

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $11-$200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster,, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Chris Archer (2-1, 4.84)

ORIOLES: RH Chris Tillman (3-1, 3.68)

On Archer: Coming off season-low 42/3-inning outing vs. Red Sox. Has allowed a .364 average to right-handed hitters. Is 1-2, 5.85 in three starts vs. O's, including rough April 14 outing in Baltimore.

On Tillman: Followed rough outing in Toronto (7 runs, 52/3 IP) by lasting only 42/3 vs. Pirates in last start. Is 2-6, 4.90 in 11 starts vs. Rays, 1-2, 3.13 in four at Trop.

Rays vs. Tillman

Matt Joyce 6-for-21, 2 HRs

E. Longoria 10-for-24, 4 HRs

Ben Zobrist 5-for-29, 3 HRs


J.J. Hardy 4-for-10

Adam Jones 0-for-9

Matt Wieters 3-for-9

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (1-1, 3.05); Orioles — RH Bud Norris (2-2, 3.94)

Thursday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — LH David Price (3-2, 4.44); Orioles — RH Ubaldo Jimenez (1-4, 5.19)

Friday: vs. Indians, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-3, 6.83); Indians — RH Corey Kluber (2-3, 4.14)

Saturday: vs. Indians, 7:10. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (1-1, 4.35); Indians — RH Zach McAllister (3-2, 3.82)

Sunday: vs. Indians, 1:40. Rays — RH Chris Archer (2-1, 4.84); Indians — RH Josh Tomlin (1-1, 3.54)

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, knee surgery, 15-day, eligible April 14 (targeting post-All-Star break)

• RHP Alex Cobb, left oblique strain, 15-day, April 28 (targeting early June)

• RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right elbow surgery, eligible April 14 (targeting late June)

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow soreness, eligible April 23 (had surgery April 22, out for season)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

That's messed up

Rays pitchers David Price and Chris Archer have good control on the mound but got a little sloppy participating in a game of "splash pong" that airs on tonight's episode of Off The Bat From the MLB Fan Cave, at 11 on MTV2. Price and co-host Melanie Iglesias squared off against Archer and host Chris Distefano, playing a game where buckets containing water, milk, even pasta ended up poured over their heads.

Day tripper

RHP Nathan Karns didn't get to pitch during his one-day stint with the Rays on Sunday, but he did get some memories — and about $2,750 in big-league pay. Karns was sleeping in his Durham apartment Saturday when he got a call shortly after midnight that he was headed to New York. A 1 a.m. trip to the field to get his equipment, some hurried packing and an early morning flight later, he made it to the clubhouse and spent the day in the bullpen before being sent back. "First time in New York City, coming to Yankee Stadium, can't be any better than that," he said.

New York state of mind

Rays OF Wil Myers Avg. (H-AB) HR RBIs

vs. Yankees .375 (12-for-32) 4 14

vs. all other teams .202 (18-for-89) 0 4

Rays: Price, Archer get messy in Fan Cave 05/05/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 5, 2014 8:17pm]
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