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Rays: Too much baseball for Fuld; the house Longoria built

Rays at Yankees

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Yankee Stadium

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Colome (1-0, 0.00)

YANKEES: LH CC Sabathia (7-5, 3.93)

On Colome: Impressive in his big-league debut May 30 at Miami, allowing 1 unearned run over 52/3 innings with 7 Ks. Was 4-5, 2.60 at Triple-A Durham in 10 starts before callup, 0-1, 4.80 in four since.

On Sabathia: Is 3-1, 3.86 over his past four starts since a rough May 26 outing at the Trop. In 20 starts vs. Rays as a Yankee, is only 3-10, 4.08. Before coming to New York was 7-1, 2.44 vs. them.

Key matchups

Rays VS. SABATHIA

Yunel Escobar 9-for-28, 2 HRs

Evan Longoria 16-for-45, 5 HRs

Sean Rodriguez 11-for-33, 2 HRs

Ben Zobrist 15-for-65, HR

yankees vs. colome

None have faced

On deck

Sunday: at Yankees, 2:05, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Chris Archer (1-3, 5.03); Yankees — TBA

Monday: Blue Jays, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (5-3, 5.50); Blue Jays — RH Esmil Rogers (3-2, 3.14)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Just visiting

OF Sam Fuld (right) took a trip down to check out the MLB Fan Cave, getting a tour of the lower Manhattan site, visiting with the folks who get to live there and watch every game. But don't expect Fuld to seek a post-playing career spot in the cave. "I love baseball, I really do, but if I had to watch like all 2,000-whatever games there are, I think I'd go crazy," he said. "They told me about one night they were up 'til 5 a.m. watching some West Coast 19-inning game and then they had to be up at like 9 a.m. for some visiting ballplayers — that's not for me."

The house Longo built

With his two homers Thursday, Rays 3B Evan Longoria matched Detroit's Victor Martinez and Toronto's Jose Bautista for the most by a visitor at new Yankee Stadium, with nine. Longoria also, according to Elias, became the first visiting right-handed batter to hit two opposite-field homers in the same game at the stadium. Russell Martin and Jesus Montero did so as Yankees.

Number of the day

14

Media members in Bradenton Friday for LHP David Price's rehab start.

Rays: Too much baseball for Fuld; the house Longoria built 06/21/13 [Last modified: Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:12am]
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