Rays vs. Indians
When/where: 12:10 today; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM
Tickets: $9-210, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
Rays: LH David Price (12-4, 2.80)
INDIANS: RH Ubaldo Jimenez (8-8, 5.09)
On Price: Is 4-0, 2.01 in five starts vs. Indians, including 2-0 in two starts at Trop, allowing only an unearned run. Shares major-league lead with 12 victories, winning four straight decisions and five of his past six.
On Jimenez: Coming off a brutal outing in Toronto in which he allowed a career-high matching eight runs in 21/3 IP. Is 2-0, 2.13 vs. Rays, including July 7, but pitching for first time at Trop.
Rays VS. JIMENEZ
Jeff Keppinger 0-for-9
Carlos Peña 0-for-6
B.J. Upton 2-for-7
INDIANS VS. PRICE
Asdrubal Cabrera 2-for-10
Shin-Soo Choo 2-for-10
Shelley Duncan 2-for-9, HR
RHP James Shields shows off the T-shirt he designed — the third he has done — that will be given out Friday to the first 10,000 fans. Included is a slogan from his father, Jack: "If you don't like it, pitch better."
For just the third time this season, manager Joe Maddon used the same batting order in consecutive games. "So nice," Maddon said, "to walk in and say (to bullpen coach Stan Boroski, who posts it), 'Ditto.' "
Stat of the day
Ejections of Joe Maddon as Rays manager.