Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

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

32

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

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