Rays at A's
When/where: 10:05 tonight; Oakland Coliseum
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: RH James Shields (8-7, 4.52)
a's: RH Tommy Milone (9-7, 3.51)
On Shields: Shields hasn't been going well as it is (1-3, 5.26 in his past eight starts), and Oakland has been a rough place for him, with a 1-2, 6.46 mark in five career starts. Overall, he is 4-3, 4.58 against the A's.
On Milone: Acquired from the Nationals in the Gio Gonzalez trade, Milone has stepped in well in first full big-league season. He beat the Rays on May 6 at the Trop despite allowing five runs in five innings.
Rays VS. milone
Matt Joyce 2-for-2
Ryan Roberts 2-for-2
B.J. Upton 1-for-1, HR
A'S vs. shiELDS
Coco Crisp 6-for-21
Josh Reddick 3-for-13, HR
Kurt Suzuki 4-for-14
Wednesday: at A's, 3:37, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (4-8, 4.93); A's — Jarrod Parker (7-4, 3.38)
Friday: vs. Orioles, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (7-7, 4.01); O's — TBA
Saturday: vs. Orioles, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (6-6, 3.23); O's — TBA
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Contest of the day
INF Elliot Johnson is holding a contest via his @ElliotJohnson9 Twitter account each Tuesday for the rest of the season, offering a signed ball and other prizes to a fan who comes closest to guessing that night's lineup. Manager Joe Maddon said he'd add to the haul: "Maybe the signed lineup card, maybe the scratch paper it was written on, just like when they wrote Let It Be."
0-to-30, in a hurry
RHP Fernando Rodney, above, became the fourth pitcher in Rays history to reach 30 saves and did so quicker than any of the others: