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Rays: Price praises Astro bobblehead; World Series odds; Scott's 'fermented drink'

Rays at Orioles

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Camden Yards, Baltimore

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (0-1, 5.82)

ORIOLES: RH Miguel Gonzalez (1-1, 2.92)

Still 0-for: Price makes his fourth start looking for his first win. Allowed two runs, on first-inning homer, in opening day start vs. O's. Is 3-0, 2.54 in six starts in Baltimore, 6-2, 2.27 overall vs. O's.

Tough task: Gonzalez has been tough on the Rays, going 2-0, 1.40 over his past four starts against them, including an April 4 win at the Trop.

Key matchups

Rays VS. GONZALEZ

D. Jennings 1-for-10, HR

Matt Joyce 1-for-10

Ben Zobrist 0-for-10

Orioles vs. Price

J.J. Hardy 7-for-26

Nick Markakis 9-for-36

Matt Wieters 9-for-29, HR

On deck

Friday: vs. A's, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (1-1, 1.93); A's — LH Brett Anderson (1-2, 4.34)

Saturday: vs. A's, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (0-1, 4.91); A's — RH Jarrod Parker (0-2, 10.80)

Sunday: vs. A's, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (0-3, 5.79); A's — LH Tommy Milone (3-0, 3.86)

Monday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, ESPN. Rays — LH Matt Moore (3-0, 1.00); Yankees — TBA

Rays disabled list

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

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until Sept.

• DH Luke Scott, calf strain, 15-day, eligible April 8

Dog's day

LHP David Price got his first look at the bobblehead of his dog, Astro, that will be given out Sunday — and was impressed. "Pretty spot on," Price said. "That's the way he sits, that's the jersey, he's always got his tongue out like that, the color is perfect. That's one of the better resembling bobbleheads I have ever seen."

Quote of the day

"I've chewed off my fingernails and taken a few sips of the fermented drink."

DH Luke Scott, on the frustration of remaining sidelined with injury

Number of the day

28-1 Adjusted odds on Rays winning World Series, from online gambling site Bovada, up from 16-1 on March 29.

Meet the Rays: Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria might be a Gold Glove winner, but his hands look a little fidgety when he's talking about changing diapers on his new baby girl. The All-Star third baseman also talks about his favorite meal, his classic car and that one time he was asked to play drummer in the band at tampabay.com/meettherays.

Rays: Price praises Astro bobblehead; World Series odds; Scott's 'fermented drink' 04/17/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:39pm]
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