Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Shelter for Myers, Cabrera homers twice, Price is watching

Rays vs. Tigers

When/where: 7:15 tonight; Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Tickets: $17-$215, available at the Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com and team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within five hours of game time.

Promotion: Postgame concert by folk rock band the Felice Brothers.

Probable pitchers:

Rays: RH Chris Archer (2-3, 4.21)

Tigers: RH Justin Verlander (8-5, 3.90)

On Archer: He allowed just one run in six innings in a victory over the Yankees his last time out. He is 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA in four career home starts.

On Verlander: The 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner is not having his typical year, including giving up a combined nine runs over 10 innings in his past two starts. He is 6-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 12 career starts against Tampa Bay.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Verlander

Evan Longoria 7-for-25, HR

Kelly Johnson 0-for-11

Matt Joyce 6-for-14, 2 HR

Tigers vs. Archer

Brayan Pena 0-for-1

On deck

Sunday: Tigers, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (6-3, 5.11); Tigers — Rick Porcello (4-5. 5.27)

Monday: at Astros, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (10-3, 3.95); Astros — Dallas Keuchel (4-4, 4.34)

Tuesday: at Astros, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (1-4, 5.24); Astros — Erik Bedard (3-3, 4.44)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Mission accomplished

Rookie OF Wil Myers (right) said it took him only a few phone calls on Thursday's off day to find an apartment near the Trop, one with a month-to-month lease. "It's nice," he said. Myers also bought some clothes to hold him over until his arrive next week, but he is still pondering what to put on for the upcoming "accidental preppie" road trip to Houston. "I don't know what to wear for that," he said. "It's kind of funny."

Keeping in touch

LHP David Price said it has been tough to be away from the team while on the disabled list, especially on road trips. But he always finds a way to stay connected. "I'm constantly Face-timing one of the trainers during the game, so I can give someone a high-five or tell somebody, 'Good job,' or (say) how much I like (Evan Longoria's) new haircut," Price said.

Number of the day

28

Career multihomer games for Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, including Friday's against the Rays

 
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