Rays vs. A's
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Tickets: $12-$255, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
Promotion: Carlos Peña T-shirt to first 10,000 women
Rays: LH David Price (4-1, 2.67)
A's: RH Tyson Ross (1-1. 6.48)
On Price: He has won his past three, beating Texas in last outing and throwing complete-game shutout vs. Angels the start before that. He's 1-1 with 4.44 ERA against A's, though with trouble last year.
On Ross: A 2008 second-round pick, the 6-foot-6, 230-pounder has pitched parts of three seasons for A's, without much success, allowing 133 baserunners in 92 innings. He faced Rays once in 2010.
Rays vs. Ross
Luke Scott 0-for-1
B.J. Upton 1-for-1
A's vs. Price
Coco Crisp 1-for-7
Jonny Gomes 1-for-3
Cliff Pennington 4-for-5
Kurt Suzuki 0-for-5
Saturday: A's, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (3-0. 2.51); A's — Bartolo Colon (3-2, 2.53)
Sunday: A's, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (1-1, 4.20); A's — Tommy Milone (3-2, 3.69)
Tuesday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (5-0, 3.70); Yankees — TBA
Rays disabled list
C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day
RHP Kyle Farnsworth, right elbow strain, 60-day
OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery, 60-day
C Jose Lobaton, right, shoulder soreness, 15-day
3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 15-day
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
New 'uniform' of the day
Told by manager Joe Maddon he absolutely, positively wasn't pitching Thursday, RHP Joel Peralta showed up at the Trop, after an early morning shopping trip by his agent, dressed for his day off, sporting flip-flops, board shorts, T-shirt, towel and straw hat. "He told me, you're off tomorrow so if you want to go to the beach, go to the beach," Peralta said. "I'm planning to go."
Number of the day
Total attendance for the four-game series.
Quote of the day
"Turf's not real; it's artificial. And anything that's artificial normally isn't good."
B.J. Upton, Rays CF, getting a little philosophical about the field at the Trop