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Tampa Bay Rays: Johnny Damon ties ironman streak; Joe Maddon might leave incentive for Orioles counterpart; no Guiding Light for Wade Davis

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.)

Today: Off

Next game: Tuesday, 7:05 p.m., at Yankees, Sun Sports

Starting pitchers:

Rays: RH Wade Davis (10-9, 4.41)

YANKEES: RH Ivan Nova (15-4, 3.81)

On deck

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

Home/Road: 42-33/43-34

Day/Night: 33-23/52-44

Grass/Turf: 37-31/48-36

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

Tampa Bay Rays: Johnny Damon ties ironman streak; Joe Maddon might leave incentive for Orioles counterpart; no Guiding Light for Wade Davis 09/18/11 [Last modified: Sunday, September 18, 2011 11:45pm]
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