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Tampa Bay Rays: Luke Scott plays first base; David Price and the top 10

Rays at Indians

When/where: 7:05 tonight, Progressive Field, Cleveland

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Cobb (3-5, 4.94)

Indians: RH Justin Masterson (5-7, 3.92)

On Cobb: The rookie makes his ninth start. Since his June 17 win over the Marlins, he has had two rough outings, allowing 21 hits and 13 runs (12 earned) over 131/3 innings. His biggest issue is runners in scoring position, allowing a .340 average.

On Masterson: The former Red Sox righty is 3-3 over his past six starts despite posting a 1.93 ERA and allowing only one homer. He has had trouble with the Rays, going 1-6 with a 6.80 ERA in 11 appearances.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Masterson

Carlos Peña4-for-15, 2 HRs

Will Rhymes 5-for-11

Luke Scott 7-for-16

Indians vs. Cobb

Jose Lopez 0-for-2

On deck

Saturday: at Indians, 6:05. Rays — Matt Moore (5-5, 4.17); Indians — Ubaldo Jimenez (7-7, 4.59)

Sunday: at Indians, 1:05, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (8-5, 4.11); Indians — Zach McAllister (3-1, 3.93)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: All-Star Game, Kansas City, Mo.

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

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

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

OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 60-day, July 13 *

OF Matt Joyce, oblique strain, 15-day, July 5

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

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

* Out for the season

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer



That would be a little too close

The Rays are a tight bunch, so when Luke Scott, right, found out he was starting at first base Thursday and hadn't brought his mitt, he simply borrowed one from Jeff Keppinger. But when Scott realized his first infield appearance of the season also would require a cup, he made other plans: "I'm not going to borrow Keppinger's cup."

Top 10 reasons David Price is cool

As part of Monday's All-Star Game festivities, LHP David Price will be among 10 All-Stars reading the top 10 list for that night's Late Show with David Letterman. Though he has to share, Price was still honored: "It's one more 10th than a lot of people."

Tampa Bay Rays: Luke Scott plays first base; David Price and the top 10 07/05/12 [Last modified: Thursday, July 5, 2012 11:29pm]
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