Rays vs. Pirates
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Tickets: $14-200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
Rays: RH Chris Archer (4-4, 3.14)
PIRATES: LH Jeff Locke (0-1, 3.76)
On Archer: Bounced back from six-run outing against Houston to throw 62/3 shutout innings against the Astros in the next start. Has a 0.89 ERA since May 16. Has never faced the Pirates.
On Locke: Is winless in five starts but had three potential wins spoiled by blown saves. Has walked only one batter in his past two starts combined. Has never faced the Rays.
Rays VS. LOCKE
Ryan Hanigan 1-for-6
James Loney 1-for-1
PIRATES VS. ARCHER
Chris Stewart 0-for-8
Wednesday: vs. Pirates, 12:10. Rays — LH David Price (5-7, 3.81); Pirates —RH Charlie Morton (4-8, 3.47)
Friday: at Orioles (DH), 1:05 and 7:05. Game 1: Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (3-7, 4.29); Orioles — RH Kevin Gausman (3-1, 2.74). Game 2: Rays — TBD; Orioles — RH Bud Norris (7-5, 3.62)
Matt Baker, Times staff writer
The College World Series between Vanderbilt and Virginia that started Monday night has two very interested parties in the Rays' clubhouse. OF Brandon Guyer played for three seasons at Virginia, and LHP David Price starred at Vanderbilt. Guyer said the two have a "good little bet" about the outcome but politely declined to share the details.
Manager Joe Maddon was so impressed with Durant High knuckleballer Chelsea Baker's pregame throws in batting practice that he said he thinks she's good enough to continue her baseball career after high school. "She was outstanding," Maddon said.
Numbers of the day
3 Double plays grounded into by the Rays on Monday
11 Games the Rays have hit into at least three double plays — the most in the majors
147 Projected number of double plays for the Rays this season
157 Club record, set in 1999