Rays vs. Yankees
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
LH David Price (9-7, 3.73)
RH Freddy Garcia (7-7, 3.43)
Tickets: $17-$275 at box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team store in Tampa; $3 surcharge within five hours of game.
Watch for …
Price check: Price is coming off a solid outing against Boston, though he lasted only 6 IP. He is 3-1, 4.15 in 10 games vs. the Yankees, including a July 9 no-decision in which he gave up Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit.
Unsteady Freddy: Garcia was having a surprisingly solid season until stumbling in his last start, allowing 6 runs at Toronto in 5 IP. He is 8-2, 3.56 in 15 starts vs. the Rays, though only one since 2007.
Rays vs. GARCIA
J. Damon 16-for-62, 4 HRs
Casey Kotchman 4-for-13
B.J. Upton 2-for-5
Yankees vs. PRICE
Robinson Cano 6-for-22
Derek Jeter 9-for-28, 2 HRs
Nick Swisher 6-for-16, HR
Thursday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports, MLBN. Rays — James Shields (8-8, 2.60); Yankees — CC Sabathia (14-4, 2.64)
Friday: at Royals, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Wade Davis (7-6, 4.25); Royals — Luke Hochevar (5-8, 5.23)
Saturday: at Royals, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeff Niemann (4-4, 3.94); Royals — Jeff Francis (3-11, 4.62)
Sunday: at Royals, 2:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (2-0, 3.09); Royals — Felipe Paulino (1-3, 3.60)
Invitation of the day
3B Evan Longoria used his Twitter account (@Evan3Longoria) to throw out an interesting offer, tweeting soccer player Alex Morgan to invite the U.S. women's World Cup team to the Trop: "the TB Rays want to have you USA soccer girls out to throw out first pitches and chill at a game!"
Number of the day
6 Players on the 25-man active roster who started the season at Triple-A Durham:
Robinson Chirinos, Alex Cobb, Dane De La Rosa, Brandon Gomes, Casey Kotchman, Justin Ruggiano.
"Achievement" of the day
LHP Alex Torres earned a dubious distinction on Monday, the first player (since at least 1955, when such data is available) in his major-league debut to walk in the winning run in the ninth inning or later and take the loss.