Today: Off, workout at Tropicana Field (closed to public)
Next game: AL Division Series Game 3, Red Sox at Rays, 6:07 p.m. Monday
Rays — RH Alex Cobb (11-3, 2.86);
Red Sox — RH Clay Buchholz (12-1, 1.74)
Tuesday: ALDS Game 4 at St. Petersburg, if necessary, 8:37 p.m. (Moves to 8:07 if A's-Tigers series is over). Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (12-10, 5.17); Red Sox — RH Jake Peavy (4-1, 4.04)
Wednesday: Workout day, Fenway Park
Thursday: ALDS Game 5 at Boston, if necessary, 5:37 p.m. (Moves to 8:07 p.m. if A's-Tigers series is over). Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA
Rays ALDS roster
Starters (4): LH Matt Moore, LH David Price, RH Alex Cobb, RH Jeremy Hellickson
Relievers (7): RH Chris Archer, LH Jake McGee, RH Joel Peralta, RH Fernando Rodney, LH Alex Torres, RH Jamey Wright, LH Wesley Wright
Catchers (2): Jose Lobaton, Jose Molina
Infielders (6): Yunel Escobar, Kelly Johnson, James Loney, Evan Longoria, Sean Rodriguez, Ben Zobrist
Oufielders (5): David DeJesus, Sam Fuld, Desmond Jennings, Matt Joyce, Wil Myers
DH (1): Delmon Young
The Rays finally headed home after what turned into a five-city, 5,631-mile trip that stretched nearly 14 days, as they left for New York after the Sept. 23 game and went on to Toronto, Arlington (Texas), Cleveland then Boston. Clothes were the biggest issue, with some Rays resorting to double- and triple-wearing, others going shopping. Manager Joe Maddon said he bought one new shirt, though more out of fashion than necessity. "It was about coordination," he said. "I didn't really need to, I could have gone another direction, but I wasn't satisfied with the pairings I had left. It was all about the matchups again."
Quote of the day
"That's only a problem for those who wear underwear."
Manager Joe Maddon, after hearing some players resorted to turning underwear inside out during the extended road trip.
Tweet of the day
Happy week old birthday to William! (Can't wait to meet you, I swear I'm a real person)
From @SamFuld5, whose son was born Sept. 28 in St. Petersburg while the Rays were in Toronto.