Monday, June 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays: Callup Josh Lueke wears David Price uniform, confusion ensues; Rays have one of most successful road trips in club history

Price check?

RHP Josh Lueke's batting practice jersey didn't make it to Oakland after his hurried callup from Triple-A Durham, so he took teammate David Price up on his offer of a loaner Wednesday. That may have been a bit confusing for fans who called him over for autographs, but Lueke joked it could work out well for him. "This is going to eBay," he said. "Maybe I'll try to get him to sign it first."

Today: Off

Next game: Friday vs. Orioles, 7:10, Tropicana Field, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (7-7, 4.01); Orioles — TBA

On deck

Saturday: vs. Orioles, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (6-6, 3.23); Orioles — TBA

Sunday: vs. Orioles, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (14-4, 2.64); Orioles — TBA

Monday: Off

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day, June 5

*OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 60-day, July 13

3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 60-day, June 30

RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture, 60-day, July 14

DH Luke Scott, oblique strain, 15-day, 15-day, Aug. 5

* out for season

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Memorable trip

The Rays won three series on a road trip for just the fourth time in team history, and the first time when all three opponents were above .500:

2004: at San Diego, Arizona, Toronto

2008: at Seattle, Oakland, Texas

2010: at Baltimore, Boston, Chicago

2012: at Baltimore, Los Angeles, Oakland

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