Rays Report

Rays: Runway fashion show, Rays on hit streaks, retro uniforms

Rays vs. White Sox

When/where: 1:40 today; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $14-$275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within five hours of game time.

Promotion: Super Zo Utility Belt to kids 14 and under

Probable pitchers:

Rays: LH David Price (2-4, 4.65)

White Sox: LH John Danks (2-5, 4.38)

On Price: Had seven shutout innings and 10 strikeouts in return from DL on Tuesday. Hasn't won at the Trop since July 19, 2012. Is 3-4 with a 3.54 ERA lifetime against the White Sox, including an April 28 win.

On Danks: Three-game losing streak ended Tuesday against Orioles. Is 0-4 with 7.29 ERA, .333 opponents average in four road starts. Is 5-3, 3.90 in nine starts against the Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. DANKs

Yunel Escobar 4-for-6

Evan Longoria 3-for-14

Luke Scott 5-for-17, 2 HRs

White Sox vs. Price

Gordon Beckham 1-for-18

Alexei Ramirez 4-for-19

Alex Rios 9-for-19, 2 HRs

On deck

Monday: vs. Twins, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Roberto Hernandez (4-10, 4.95); Twins — Samuel Deduno (4-3, 3.57)

Tuesday: vs. Twins, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Chris Archer (2-3, 4.17); Twins — Kyle Gibson (1-1, 7.94)

Wednesday: vs, Twins, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (8-3, 4.67); Twins — Kevin Correia (6-6, 4.19)

Thursday: vs, Twins, 12:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (12-3, 3.42); Twins — Mike Pelfrey (4-6, 5.63)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Alex Cobb, concussion, 15-day, eligible July 1

• RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 15-day, eligible May 22

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

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

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Good cause

The annual Rays on the Runway fashion show, benefiting the Children's Dream Fund and organized by the Rays' wives, is Thursday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a meet-and-greet with the players, who with their wives, girlfriends and "dream children" will model clothes from Tommy Bahama and the bay area's Penelope T boutique. Tickets: $125, $75 students, childrensdreamfund.org. Info: (727) 896-6390.

Hit men

Longest hitting streaks in Rays history:

Gms Player When
19 Jason Bartlett 5/15-6/25/09
18 Quinton McCracken 8/18-9/10/98
17 Aubrey Huff 8/23-9/10/02
16 James Loney* 6/19-7/6/13
16 Johnny Damon 4/8-4/28/11
16 Ben Zobrist 9/27/09-4/13/10
16 Aaron Ledesma 9/15/98-5/14/99

* Played only as defensive substitute Saturday

Retro quote of the day

"It definitely reeks of the mid '70s, and I like that. Brings back a lot of wonderful memories."

Joe Maddon, manager, on the Rays' retro uniforms worn Saturday

Rays: Runway fashion show, Rays on hit streaks, retro uniforms 07/06/13 [Last modified: Sunday, July 7, 2013 12:02am]

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