Rays at Yankees
When/where: 7:05 tonight; Yankee Stadium, New York
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
LH Matt Moore (0-0, 6.23)
RH Bartolo Colon (8-9, 3.81)
Watch for …
First start: Moore, making his first big-league start, replaces previously announced starter Jeff Niemann.
Big Bart: Colon, one of the biggest surprises of the season, has been struggling, 0-3, 4.98 over his past eight starts. He is 9-4, 3.71 in 20 starts vs. Rays.
Rays vs. Colon
J. Damon 20-for-57, 2 HRs
Evan Longoria 2-for-8
B.J. Upton 5-for-17
Yankees vs. MOore
None have faced
Friday: vs. Blue Jays, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (12-12, 3.36); Jays — Brandon Morrow (10-11, 4.98)
Saturday: vs. Blue Jays, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — TBA; Jays — Ricky Romero (15-10, 2.98)
Sunday: vs. Blue Jays, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Wade Davis (10-10, 4.55); Jays — TBA
Monday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — TBA; Yankees — TBA
Name of the day
Ben Zobrist's new daughter is named Kruse Allegra. Kruse was Zobrist's paternal grandmother's maiden name. Allegra took more creativity: Zobrist's wife, Julianna, is a singer, and her middle name is Joy. Allegra is an Italian version of joy, and also has a musical definition, referring to an upbeat song. "We both agreed to it," Zobrist said. "But, yes, she came up with it."
Deal of the day
The Rays are offering free parking in any team-controlled (non-reserved) lot for Friday's game in an effort to draw a bigger crowd. "We need their voices and support," team president Matt Silverman said. Lots will open at 3:10, and the Rays are encouraging fans to arrive early as spaces are subject to availability.
Stat of the day
Batting average of Rays' Game 1 7-8-9 hitters (Jose Lobaton, Elliot Johnson, Reid Brignac) — when added together: .