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Rays: Rookies Puig and Myers meet

Rays at Dodgers

When/where: 10:10 tonight; Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (6-5, 3.36)

Dodgers: LH Chris Capuano (4-6, 4.16)

On Price: In past seven starts is 5-1 with a 1.57 ERA. Coming off a nine-inning no-decision against Giants. Hasn't faced Dodgers.

On Capuano: Has gone 2-0 with a 1.90 ERA over his past four starts, allowing one or no runs in seven of his 14. Faced Rays once, as a Brewer, in 2005.

Key matchups

Rays VS. Capuano

Kelly Johnson 1-for-7

James Loney 2-for-4

Ryan Roberts 2-for-5

Dodgers VS. Price

Carl Crawford 0-for-9

Adrian Gonzalez 3-for-18

Hanley Ramirez 3-for-6, HR

On deck

Saturday: at Dodgers, 4:05, Ch. 13. Rays — Roberto Hernandez (6-11, 4.75); Dodgers — Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.40)

Quotes of the day

"He's definitely something you haven't seen before."

Carl Crawford, Dodgers OF, on teammate Yasiel Puig

"I'm curious to see (Puig) in person."

Joe Maddon, Rays manager

Not bad for first-timers

Rays OF Wil Myers (bottom left) and Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (PWEEG) are two of the best and most exciting rookies in the majors. Here's a look as they match up for the first time:

Wil Myers





Age Born Ht./Wt. B/T Debut G Avg. HR RBI SB OBP Slg. OPS A/E Salary WAR*

Wil Myers22 Thomasville, N.C. 6-3/205 R/R 6/18 41 .335 8 30 5 .386 .532 .918 0/0 $490,000 1.8

Yasiel Puig22 Cienfuegos, Cuba 6-3/245 R/R 6/3 57 .375 11 25 7 .436 .593 1.029 5/4 $3.7 million 3.7

All stats through Thursday * Wins Above Replacement, per baseball-reference.com

Rays: Rookies Puig and Myers meet 08/08/13 [Last modified: Friday, August 9, 2013 1:13am]
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