Rays at Yankees
When/where: 1:05 today, Yankee Stadium, New York
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish), 1040-AM
Rays: RH James Shields (8-6, 2.47)
Yankees: LH CC Sabathia (12-4, 2.90)
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Shields up: Because Shields is pitching today, he won't be eligible to work in Tuesday's All-Star Game. So he wants to make it count, especially after losing his last start at Minnesota. He is 3-9, 4.83 in 16 starts vs. the Yankees.
CC rider: Sabathia is on a roll, 9-1, 2.45 in his past 10 starts. He is 1-4, 4.34 in nine starts against the Rays as a Yankee. Before that, he was 7-1, 2.44 in 11 starts against them.
Rays vs. Sabathia
Johnny Damon 7-for-25, HR
Evan Longoria 6-for-19, 2 HR
B.J. Upton 9-for-30, 2 HR
Yankees vs. Shields
Robinson Cano 17-for-44
Derek Jeter 17-for-54, HR
Jorge Posada 10-for-30, HR
Tuesday: All-Star Game, 8, Phoenix
Thursday: Workout at Tropicana Field
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Quote of the day
"I'd rather not be the answer to that trivia question, but I am."
LHP David Price, on allowing Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit
Number of the day
270 Hits among Derek Jeter's first 3,000 allowed by the Rays, including 120 at the Trop
Teammate of the day
After David Price gave up Derek Jeter's home run for hit No. 3,000, he went to the Rays' dugout to allow the shortstop his moment and to cool himself off. RHP James Shields did his part to help get Price to smile. "Don't worry, dude. That was a bomb," he said he told Price. "Just kind of lighting the mood up a little bit. He gave me a light love tap on the face."