Next game: 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, vs. Yankees. Probable pitchers: Rays — LH Drew Smyly (7-11, 4.98); Yankees — RH Michael Pineda (6-11, 4.94)
Sunday marked the 17th anniversary of the big-league debut of Jim Morris, the 35-year-old lefty whose remarkable story spawned a Disney movie featuring Dennis Quaid. Morris took the mound for the Devil Rays in his home state of Texas against the Rangers on Sept. 18, 1999, and struck out Royce Clayton, the only batter he faced, on four pitches, several hitting 96 mph. Morris was the oldest rookie in the majors since Minnie Mendoza debuted for the Twins in 1970 at age 36.
Quote of the day
"We played a great series here. We could've easily swept the series, but it's a split. And that's just how it goes. We played a tough series."
Rays RHP Jake Odorizzi
Wednesday: vs Yankees, 7:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (1-0, 3.06); Yankees — RH Masahiro Tanaka (13-4, 2.97)
Thursday: vs. Yankees, 7:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (5-8, 3.87); Yankees — RH Luis Cessa (4-2, 4.44)
Friday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-18, 4.05); Red Sox — TBA
Saturday: vs. Red Sox, 6:10. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (8-7, 4.41); Red Sox — TBA
Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.81); Red Sox — TBA
• INF Matt Duffy, 60-day, left ankle surgery
• 1B/DH Logan Morrison, 60-day, left wrist injury
Rays instructional league schedule
All games at 1 p.m. unless noted, at team facilities. Rays — Port Charlotte, Red Sox — Fort Myers, Orioles — Sarasota, Twins — Fort Myers.
Today: at Orioles
Thursday: at Twins
Sept. 26: at Twins
Sept. 27: Red Sox (at Trop, closed)
Sept. 29: Twins
Sept. 30: at Orioles
Oct. 3: Red Sox
Oct. 4: at Twins
Oct. 6: at Red Sox
Oct. 7: Orioles, 10 a.m.
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer