Rays at Astros
When/where: 8:10 tonight; Minute Maid Park, Houston
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: LH David Price (1-4, 5.24)
astros: LH Erik Bedard (3-3, 4.44)
On Price: Reigning AL Cy Young winner is coming off the disabled list, having been out since mid May with a left triceps strain. In two rehab starts for Class-A Charlotte he went 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA.
On Bedard: Has won two of his past three starts, allowing three runs over six innings in beating the Cardinals on Wednesday. Is 11-5 with a 3.32 ERA in 23 career appearances (22 starts) against the Rays.
Rays vs. bedard
D. Jennings 2-for-4, HR
Jose Molina 1-for-11
Ben Zobrist 5-for-16
astros vs. price
Chris Carter 1-for-1
Wednesday: at Astros, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Roberto Hernandez (4-9, 4.98); Astros — Bud Norris (5-7, 3.35)
Thursday: at Astros, 2:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Chris Archer (2-3, 4.40); Astros — Jordan Lyles (4-3, 3.99)
Rays disabled list
RHP Alex Cobb, concussion, 7-day, eligible June 23
RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 15-day, eligible May 22
RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for the season
RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September
The consensus winner of the Rays "Accidental Preppie" themed trip was veteran RHP Jamey Wright, 38, who stole the show with neon green shorts, white blazer and shades. Manager Joe Maddon said Wright has the "look and tallness" to pull it off, plus depth in wardrobe. "It's within his closet," Maddon said. Maddon also praised RHP Joel Peralta and C Jose Molina. "Overall, I think our Hispanic group really stepped up with preppie presentation."
Flashback of the day
Joe Maddon said his first managing interview with the Rays came in Houston in October 2005, in a conference room of the Westin hotel. Maddon met executive VP Andrew Friedman and president Matt Silverman, making a lasting impression that eventually led to the franchise's transformation. Silverman said Maddon wore "old-dated" glasses, not the "funky-retro" black-framed ones he'd make iconic with the Rays. Said Silverman: "He had a little makeover."
Number of the day
Odds the Rays will win the American League East, tied for worst with the Yankees, in the latest updates from Bovada