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Tampa Bay Rays: Angles to honor manager Joe Maddon, catcher Jose Molina

Rays at Angels

When/where: 9:35 tonight; Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Cobb (7-8, 4.08)

Angels: LH C.J. Wilson (9-9, 3.32)

On Cobb: He makes his fourth start against L.A., most of any team, and is 1-1, 4.08. Over his past four starts overall, he is 3-0, 1.93 with 21 strikeouts and three walks.

On Wilson: He has a nine-start winless streak (0-5, 5.04). He has lost twice to the Rays this year despite a 2.63 ERA and is 4-2, 2.35 in 19 games (six starts) against them overall.

Rays vs. Wilson

Jeff Keppinger 5-for-19

Evan Longoria 3-for-22

Ben Zobrist6-for-24, 2 HRs

Angels vs. Cobb

Torii Hunter 4-for-7

Albert Pujols 3-for-3

Mark Trumbo 3-for-8

On deck

Sunday: at Angels, 3:35, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (9-7, 3.60); Angels — Zack Greinke (1-1, 5.54)

They'll party like it's 2002

Rays manager Joe Maddon, top, and C Jose Molina will be among the honorees tonight as the Angels celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2002 championship team. For both, apparently, there was a lot of fun. "That group was a fun group," Maddon said. Added Molina: "I know it's been a long time, but I remember everything. It was a fun time."

AL race for wild cards

Team W L Pct. GB

Tampa Bay 6554 .546—

Baltimore 64 55.538—

Detroit 6455 .538—

Oakland 6355 .534 1/2

Los Angeles 62 58.51721/2

* Late game not included

Quote of the day

"Maybe he could go hog-hunting."

— manager Joe Maddon, on giving DH Luke Scott a day off from his minor-league rehab stint

Tampa Bay Rays: Angles to honor manager Joe Maddon, catcher Jose Molina 08/17/12 [Last modified: Saturday, August 18, 2012 1:28am]
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