Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Rays Report

Rays: Video game competition resumes

Rays at Orioles

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Camden Yards, Baltimore

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (10-6, 4.91)

ORIOLES: LH Wei-Yin Chen (6-6, 3.23)

On Hellickson: Hasn't won since July 26, going 0-3, 8.00 in his past four starts, and has gotten through five innings only once. Is 8-3, 3.09 overall vs. O's; 3-1, 4.50 at Camden Yards.

On Chen: Is 3-3, 3.42 in seven starts since a two-month DL stint due to an oblique strain. Is 1-3 in six starts vs. Rays, but has a 3.00 ERA. O's are 2-4 in those games.

Key matchups


Desmond Jennings 2-for-15

Evan Longoria 2-for-7

Ben Zobrist 8-for-18, HR


Chris Davis 10-for-24, HR

Ad. Jones 12-for-38, 3 HRs

N. Markakis 8-for-35, 2 HRs

On deck

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Chris Archer (6-5, 2.95); Yankees — RH Hiroki Kuroda (11-8, 2.41)

Saturday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — LH David Price (7-5, 3.29); Yankees — LH CC Sabathia (11-10, 4.83)

Sunday: vs. Yankees, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (8-2, 2.85); Yankees — RH Ivan Nova (7-4, 3.17)

Monday: at Royals, 2:10, no TV. Rays — TBA; Royals — RH Jeremy Guthrie (12-9, 4.15)

AL East standings

Team W-L Win% GB

Red Sox 74-53 .583—*

Rays 72-52 .581 .5

Orioles 67-58 .536 6

Yankees 66-59 .528 7

Blue Jays 57-69 .452 16.5

AL wild card

Team W-L Win% GB

Rays 72-52 .581

A's 71-53 .573—*

Orioles 67-58 .536 4.5

Indians 67-58 .536 4.5*

Yankees 66-59 .528 5.5

* Late game not included

Game boys

Having RHP Alex Cobb back in the rotation and LHP Matt Moore traveling while on the DL allowed for the resumption of the NHL 13 video game competition among the starters. Those two plus David Price gathered Sunday night and again Monday in Jeremy Hellickson's hotel room — and he even picked up the room service tab for snacks one night. "We finally remembered the Xbox on the trip and we've got everyone here," Hellickson said. "So we were all in there the last few nights battling it out. Everybody's beating everybody."

'Close' teammates

When LHP David Price came into the clubhouse between innings Monday to change out of his sweat-soaked jersey, he also grabbed a Nike blue camo undershirt from Matt Moore's locker — without much thought that he wears an XL and Moore an L. "It came up on him more like a belly shirt, and he said it was ripping on him when he was throwing," Moore said. "It got him out of some jams; hopefully it didn't get him into jams."

Rays: Video game competition resumes 08/20/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 10:59pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Lightning needs to hold onto Sergachev


    Here’s hoping the Lightning holds onto Mikhail Sergachev.

    Mikhail Sergachev has scored his first three NHL goals in his last two NHL games.
  2. Rick and Tom podcast: Defensively, Bucs have regressed to early 2016 stages


    The Bucs lose another game they should have won because in less than a minute they went from everything is back on track to blowing it. In their latest podcast, Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down the …

    Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) is pressured by Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) during the second half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  3. Abominable Bucs Missing Their Chance


    Of course, they can still win the division.

    They can still make the playoffs.

    Another Sunday, another celebration for the other guys
  4. Justin Timberlake in Super Bowl halftime show for first time since 'wardrobe malfunction'


    Justin Timberlake has finally been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy.

    Singer Janet Jackson covers her breast as Justin Timberlake holds part of her costume after her outfit came undone during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston in 2004. The NFL announced Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 4 in Minnesota, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson cause a national controversy. [Associated Press]
  5. No more looking at Jim Harbaugh, but should we look at Notre Dame?


    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Overheard Sunday morning in a hotel elevator, among two Penn State fans: "Did you see Coach Harbaugh's interview? He looked shellshocked. One of those coaches with his job on the line."

    Jim Harbaugh and Michigan are falling out of the national conversation; Sunday they fell out of the AP rankings after a blowout loss to Penn State. [Detroit Free Press/TNS]