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Tampa Bay Rays: Jose Molina heads north early for rare visit with brother; Joe Maddon participates in annual fundraiser

Family gathering of the day

C Jose Molina flew up to New York Sunday night so he could visit with his brother, Cardinals C Yadier Molina, right, in town to play against the Mets. "We don't get to see each other very much," Jose said. "So it'll be nice."

Tee time of the day

Manager Joe Maddon participated Monday in the annual Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center Celebrity Golf Classic at the Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, N.J. Last year's event raised more than $325,000 to benefit the ongoing educational and community programs in the region.

Shooting for stars

OF Matt Joyce, an All-Star last year, will join Yankees 2B Robinson Cano and OF Curtis Granderson at the MLB Fan Cave today for a press event revealing the first All-Star Game balloting update.

Rays at Yankees

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Yankee Stadium, New York

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

Rays:

RH James Shields (6-3, 3.95)

Yankees:

LH Andy Pettitte (2-2, 3.49)

On Shields: He's winless in his past three starts and gave up a season-high-matching six runs his last outing. He's 0-4 with a 4.18 ERA over his past five starts in New York, with the Rays losing all five.

On Pettitte: He has pitched pretty well in four starts since coming out of retirement to return to the Yankees this season. He's 16-6 with a 4.11 ERA in 31 career appearances (30 starts) against Tampa Bay.

Yankees vs. Shields

Robinson Cano 25-for-64, 4 HRs

Alex Rodriguez 13-for-43, 3 HRs

Derek Jeter 22-for-73, HR

Rays vs. Pettitte

Carlos Peña 13-for-40, 6 HRs

B.J. Upton 8-for-28, HR

Ben Zobrist 7-for-16, 2 HRs

On deck

Wednesday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (2-1, 3.71); Yankees — Ivan Nova (6-2, 5.60).

Thursday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (7-3, 2.44); Yankees — CC Sabathia (7-2, 3.68).

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

1B/OF Brandon Allen, right quad strain, May 25

C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day, June 5

RHP Kyle Farnsworth, right elbow strain, 60-day, June 5

OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery, 60-day, June 5

OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder strain, 60-day, July 13

OF Desmond Jennings, left knee sprain, 15-day, May 27

INF Jeff Keppinger, right toe fracture, 15-day, June 3

3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 15-day, May 16

RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture, 60-day, July 14

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Tampa Bay Rays: Jose Molina heads north early for rare visit with brother; Joe Maddon participates in annual fundraiser 06/04/12 [Last modified: Monday, June 4, 2012 6:42pm]
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