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Tampa Bay Rays: Farnsworth-Davis hug shocks, amuses Rays; Joe Maddon reunites with World Series champions

Rays at Angels

When/where: 3:35; Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (9-7, 3.60)

ANGELS: RH Zack Greinke (1-1, 5.54)

On Moore: Is 8-2, 2.79 in his past 13 starts. Was in line to win Tuesday until Carlos Peña's ninth-inning error. Faces Angels for third time this season; is 1-0, 1.50, including 61/3 shutout innings July 28.

On Greinke: 2009 Cy Young winner has been unimpressive since being acquired from Brewers. Lost to Rays in his first Angels start July 29. Overall vs. Rays: 2-5, 3.25 in 13 games (10 starts).

On deck

Monday: vs. Royals, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (7-8, 3.39); Royals — Will Smith (4-4, 5.09)

Tuesday: vs Royals, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (16-4, 2.39); Royals — Luke Hochevar (7-11, 5.24)

Wednesday: vs. Royals, 1:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (11-7, 4.03); Royals — Luis Mendoza (7-8, 4.36)

Sweet emotion

Besides the win, the highlight of Friday was intense RHP Kyle Farnsworth grabbing and hugging RHP Wade Davis for all to see during the Angel Stadium kiss-cam segment. "I was shocked by the attempt, even," LHP J.P. Howell said. "I can't believe those two even came together like that. And it was led by Farns, which made it even more interesting. He does have a heart."

AL race for wild cards

Team W L Pct. GB

Tampa Bay 6654 .560—

Baltimore 6555 .542—

Oakland 6455 .5381/2

Detroit 64 56 .533 1

Los Angeles 62 59.51231/2



Sweet reunion

Manager Joe Maddon enjoyed catching up with other members of the Angels' 2002 World Series championship team, meeting for drinks after Friday's game and then during Saturday's pregame ceremony. "It's so funny how you're just able to pick up the last conversation like it was yesterday," Maddon said. "It was a really tightly knit group. It was great to see them all."

Tampa Bay Rays: Farnsworth-Davis hug shocks, amuses Rays; Joe Maddon reunites with World Series champions 08/18/12 [Last modified: Sunday, August 19, 2012 1:32am]
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