Friday, May 25, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Rocky Mountain highs; a homer streak

Rays at Rockies

When/where: 8:10 tonight; Coors Field, Denver

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

Probable pitchers:

RAYS: LH David Price (1-2, 5.21)

ROCKIES: RH Jon Garland (2-2, 4.65)

King David: Price got his first win in his last start, then dealt with a controversy stemming from a confrontation with ump Tom Hallion. He has been hit more than usual (.289 opponents avg.). He lost at Colorado in 2009.

Well-decorated: Garland makes his 12th career start against the Rays but his first since 2008 with the Angels. He is 5-2 with a 3.27 ERA against the Rays. He makes his seventh career start at Coors Field, where he is 3-2 with a 4.38 ERA.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Garland

Kelly Johnson 3-for-16

James Loney 3-for-14

Luke Scott 6-for-13, 2 HRs

ROCKIES VS. Price

Michael Cuddyer 1-for-12, HR

Yorvit Torrealba 2-for-12

Troy Tulowitzki 1-for-3, HR

On deck

Sunday: at Rockies, 4:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (3-2, 2.55); Rockies — Jhoulys Chacin (3-0, 1.46)

Monday: vs. Blue Jays, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 4.31); Jays — Mark Buehrle (1-2, 6.43)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Colorado memories, Part I

Rays manager Joe Maddon always enjoys coming to Colorado, a flashback to a fun time in his life when he played for the Boulder Collegians semipro team before signing with the Angels. "If you could hang out in Boulder in 1975 again, you would do that in a heartbeat; it was the best," Maddon said. "And that's how I got signed. I would not have gotten signed, I don't think, had I not gone to Boulder to play in 1975."

Colorado memories, Part II

Rays ace David Price has great memories of his 2009 trip to Coors Field because that's where he got the first of his two big-league hits. He can still recall the details: a high chopper over P Aaron Cook that SS Troy Tulowitzki had enough trouble getting out of his glove that he couldn't force Michel Hernandez at second or get Price at first. Price has the ball and a coffee mug with a photo family friends snapped of the scoreboard before his next at-bat showing his 1.000 average. "Should have retired then," Price joked.

Number of the day

17

Consecutive games in which the Rays have homered after Desmond Jenning's shot Friday, extending a team record

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