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Rays: Serve to the plate, Maddon has RV compadre

Rays at Twins

When/where: 8:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Probable pitchers

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.

Key matchups

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

On deck

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.

Trailer talk

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."

Rays: Serve to the plate, Maddon has RV compadre 09/12/13 [Last modified: Friday, September 13, 2013 12:19am]
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