Rays vs. A's
When/where: 1:40 today; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Promotions: Joe Maddon sunglasses to the first 10,000 kids
LH Matt Moore (1-1, 4.20)
LH Tommy Milone
On Moore: He is coming off his first win of the season, allowing one run in five innings against the Mariners. He's 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA in three home starts.
On Milone: He's making his 11th career start, having snapped a two-game winning streak by struggling against the Red Sox his last time out (eight runs in 42/3 innings). Milone has never faced the Rays. He is 1-2, 7.47 in three road starts.
Rays VS. MILONE
None have faced
A'S VS. MOORE
Josh Reddick 0-for-1
Tuesday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (5-0, 3.70); Yankees — Ivan Nova (3-1, 5.58)
Wednesday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports/ESPN. Rays — Jeff Niemann (2-3, 4.05); Yankees — David Phelps (0-1, 3.74)
Thursday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (5-1, 2.35); Yankees — CC Sabathia (4-0, 4.15)
Joe Smith, Times staff writer
Some grand managing
Joe Maddon managed his 1,000th game with the Rays, joining Mike Scioscia (Angels), Ron Gardenhire (Twins), Charlie Manuel (Phillies) and, after today, Jim Leyland (Tigers) as the only to do so with their current teams. Maddon is also the fifth in the modern era to manage 1,000 games with one team without playing in the majors, joining Earl Weaver (O's), Joe McCarthy (Yanks), Jim Leyland (Pirates, Tigers) and Danny Ozark (Phillies).
The Gomes-Gomes meeting
Friday's first Gomes-Gomes meeting in major-league history was a hit, at least in the way Rays reliever Brandon Gomes' pitch plunked A's (and former Rays) DH Jonny Gomes. The two aren't related, and met for the first time Saturday in the Trop weight room, with no hard feelings on either side. "I could have told you Joe Maddon would go for the Gomes vs. Gomes matchup," Jonny said. "That was so him."
Stat of the day
Rays' record in past 42 games scoring 5 or more runs