Accomplishment of the day
Johnny Damon played in his 140th game, making it 16 seasons of 140 or more, tying the all-time record shared by Hank Aaron, Brooks Robinson and Pete Rose. (Cal Ripken played in only 112 in the strike-shortened 1994 season.)
Next game: Tuesday, 7:05 p.m., at Yankees, Sun Sports
Rays: RH Wade Davis (10-9, 4.41)
YANKEES: RH Ivan Nova (15-4, 3.81)
Wednesday: at Yankees, 1:05 and 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (15-11, 2.78) and Jeremy Hellickson (13-10, 2.91); Yankees — CC Sabathia (19-8, 3.01) and Phil Hughes (5-5, 6.00)
Thursday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeff Niemann (11-7, 3.95); Yankees — Bartolo Colon (8-9, 3.81)
Friday: vs. Blue Jays, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — TBA; Jays — TBA
By the numbers
vs. East: 36-26
vs. Central: 21-17
vs. West: 16-18
vs. National League: 12-6
vs. RH/LH starters: 56-49/29-18
The Rays model the letterman sweaters they planned to wear on their train ride to New York.
Gift of the day
With the Orioles coming into Boston, and the Rays in line to benefit if they can beat the Red Sox, manager Joe Maddon was asked if he might leave a note on the office desk for Baltimore counterpart Buck Showalter. "Maybe,'' Maddon said, "a nice bottle of wine.''
Plans for the day
"No Guiding Light for me."
RHP Wade Davis, on plans to watch the Red Sox game this afternoon rather than a soap opera