Rays at Twins
When/where: 8:10 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM (680-AM Spanish)
RAYS: RH Chris Archer (8-6, 3.14)
Twins: RH Kevin Correia (9-11, 4.30)
On Archer: Is 0-2 with a 8.22 ERA over a combined 7 2/3 innings in two September starts. When he lasts six innings, the Rays are 10-1 this year; 1-7 when he doesn't. One career start against the Twins, a win July 9 after giving up one run over six innings.
On Correia: Has lost three of his last four decisions. Charged with five runs on seven hits over six innings Monday against Toronto. Is 0-0 with a 4.22 ERA in two career starts against Rays.
RAYS VS. Correia
David DeJesus 3-for-11
Kelly Johnson 9-for-25, 5 HR
James Loney 7-for-31, 2 HR
Twins VS. Archer
Ryan Doumit 0-for-2
Trevor Plouffe 1-for-2
Chris Parmelee 1-for-2
Saturday: at Twins, 7:10, No TV. Rays — Matt Moore (15-3, 3.18); Twins — Andrew Albers (2-2, 3.35)
Sunday: at Twins, 2:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (8-8, 3.45); Twins — Pedro Hernandez (3-1, 5.25)
Joe Smith, Times staff writer
AL wild card
Team W-L Pct. GB
Rangers 81-64 .559—
Rays 79-66 .545—
Yankees 79-68 .537 1
Indians 78-68 .534 1½
Orioles 77-69 .527 2½
Royals 77-69 .527 2½
Serve it up
Pro beach volleyball star Jennifer Kessy, on left with Rays first-base coach George Hendrick (middle) and her husband, Andy Ces, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday, serving a volleyball to the plate. Kessy and her teammate, April Ross, won the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and they are in town this weekend for the AVP St. Petersburg Open at Vinoy Park.
Rays manager Joe Maddon, owner of a 40-foot RV, is looking forward to catching up this weekend with Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who has one of his own. Though they plan to share stories, it's unlikely they will share a spot during spring training. "I've got to go country music that night then, got to watch CMTV," Maddon joked. "Which I'm not used to."