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Tampa Bay Rays: David Price, James Shields make history

Rays at White Sox

When/where: 8:10 tonight; U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH James Shields (15-9, 3.65)

White Sox: RH Jake Peavy (11-12, 3.40)

On Shields: Has been on a roll since the July 31 trade deadline, going 7-2, 2.16 and allowing a .169 average. Is 2-2, 4.95 in 10 starts against the White Sox, including a loss May 29 at the Trop.

On Peavy: Veteran is 5-11 over his past 18 starts despite a 3.64 ERA. Lasted only five innings against the Angels on Sept. 21, allowing five runs on eight hits. Is 2-1, 6.48 in three starts against the Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Peavy

Carlos Peña 3-for-10, HR

Luke Scott 2-for-9

Ben Zobrist 3-for-4, HR

White Sox vs. Shields

Gordon Beckham 5-for-12, HR

Adam Dunn 1-for-9, 5 Ks

Paul Konerko 5-for-26

Note: Includes postseason

On deck

Friday: at White Sox, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (9-10, 3.20); White Sox — Gavin Floyd (10-11, 4.56)

Saturday: at White Sox, 4, Ch. 13. Rays — Matt Moore (10-11, 3.92); White Sox — Chris Sale (17-7, 2.86)

Sunday: at White Sox, 2:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (19-5, 2.56); White Sox — TBA

Monday: vs. Orioles, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (9-9, 4.27); Orioles — TBA

What's left

Remaining games for wild-card contenders:

Rays (7): Home (3) — Orioles (3). Road (4) — White Sox (4)

Orioles (6): Home (3) — Red Sox (3). Road (3) — Rays (3).

A's (7): Home (6) — Mariners (3), Rangers (3). Road (1) — Rangers (1).

Angels (7): Home (1) — Mariners (1). Road (6) — Rangers (3), Mariners (3).

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

The 200-200 x 2 club

Rays LHP David Price and RHP James Shields became the seventh teammates to reach 200 innings and 200 strikeouts in consecutive seasons:

Pitchers Team Years

Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax Dodgers 1962-65

Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling Diamondbacks 2001-02

Nolan Ryan, Frank Tanana Angels 1976-77

Eddie Plank, Rube Waddell A's 1904-05

Sam McDowell, Luis Tiant Indians 1967-68

Joe Coleman, Mickey Lolich Tigers 1971-73

Quote of the day

"We were like little kids, all giddy and just kind of congratulating each other."

— Shields, on he and Price getting to 200-200

Number of the day


Games this year in which the Rays had one or no hits through four innings, including none on Wednesday against the Red Sox

Tampa Bay Rays: David Price, James Shields make history 09/26/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:20pm]
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