Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Ramos finally beats Price in golf

Rays at Astros

When/where: 2:10 today; Minute Maid Park, Houston

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (4-6, 3.97)

ASTROS: RH Brad Peacock (2-4, 4.50)

On Price: Former Cy Young Award winner feels he's a better pitcher than he has ever been, though he's not getting the results. Has gone five straight starts without a win but leads majors with five double-digit strikeout games. Is 2-1 with 3.00 ERA in three career starts against Astros.

On Peacock: Has pitched well recently, allowing three earned runs or fewer in three of his past four starts. Has gone at least six innings in six of his past seven starts. Is 2-1, 5.18 in nine home appearances this season (six starts).

Key matchups

Rays VS. PEACOCK

None have faced

ASTROS VS. PRICE

Dexter Fowler 2-for-4

Carlos Corporan 2-for-6

Chris Carter 2-for-8

On deck

Monday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (2-7, 4.85); Orioles — LH Wei-Yin Chen (6-2, 4.13)

Tuesday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (3-4, 3.83) Orioles — RH Miguel Gonzalez (3-4, 4.17)

Wednesday: vs. Orioles, 1:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (2-4, 3.99); Orioles — RH Kevin Gausman (2-1, 3.71)

Thursday: vs. Astros, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (3-4, 3.40); Astros — RH Collin McHugh (4-4, 3.03)

Friday: vs. Astros, 7:10. Rays — LH David Price (4-6, 3.97); Astros — RH Jarred Cosart (6-5, 4.16)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"I don't think anybody has shut it down or started thinking about offseason plans. We still all expect to be playing whenever the postseason starts in October."

Rays LHP David Price, on the team's confidence in a season comeback

Bragging rights

LHPs David Price and Cesar Ramos (right) often play golf together while on road trips, and they did again Friday at the Houston Country Club, with the underdog winning. "I finally beat him," Ramos said, smiling. "Took me about five extra rounds. I caught him on an offday." Ramos shot 80. "I played bad," Price said. "He had some really good shots."

Number of the day

42

Times the Rays have given up three or more runs in an inning, most in the majors.

 
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