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Rays: Wil Myers, Cards' Shelby Miller team for MLB video game

Rays at Orioles

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

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Drew Smyly (8-10, 3.44)

Orioles: RH Kevin Gausman (7-5, 3.81)

On Smyly: Coming off a two-hit Friday shutout, his first pro complete game. Has allowed three or fewer runs in all four starts since coming to Rays. Is 1-0-1, 0.64 in four games vs. O's.

On Gausman: Rookie right-hander, 23, has been pitching well, though not deep into games, going 4-3, 3.78 over past nine starts. Is 1-2, 2.76 in four games (three starts) vs. Rays.

Key matchups

Rays VS. gausman

Yunel Escobar 4-for-5

James Loney 1-for-8

Ben Zobrist 5-for-9

Orioles VS. smyly

Nelson Cruz 2-for-7

Adam Jones 2-for-6

Nick Markakis 0-for-7

On deck

Thursday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 2.61); Orioles — RH Bud Norris (11-8, 3.91)

Friday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-6, 3.09); Red Sox — TBA

Saturday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-11, 4.23); Red Sox — RH Allen Webster (3-2, 5.81)

Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:40. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (9-6, 3.06); Red Sox — RH Clay Buchholz (5-8, 5.77)

Marc Topkin. Times staff writer

Wil's new ballgame

Rays OF Wil Myers and Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller (both repped by CAA) teamed for a new baseball game app to be available free Thursday in the iTunes store — Wil & Shelby's Baseball Battle. The game, designed for kids and adults, pits a hitter vs. a pitcher, with players able to pick their own uniform, equipment and stadium design, and play interactively via a Facebook component. Myers had some input into how the game played, the look of the uniforms and his avatar. "It resembles me pretty well," he said. "It's cool, not a lot of people can say they have a game app. Hopefully, the hitter wins every time."

Denied!

As disappointed as Rays manager Joe Maddon was in MLB's denial of their protest, he had some fun with it, tweeting "No protest … denied!" linked to the Wayne's World music-store clip of "No Stairway … denied!"

AL wild-card race

Team W-L Pct. GB

A's77-54.588—

Mariners* 71-59 .546—

Tigers71-59 .546—

Yankees68-62.5233

Indians67-63 .5154

Blue Jays66-66.5006

Rays64-68.4858

* Late game not included

Rays: Wil Myers, Cards' Shelby Miller team for MLB video game 08/26/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00am]
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