Rays vs. Twins
When/where: 7:10 tonight, Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: RH James Shields (2-0, 3.38)
RH Carl Pavano (1-1, 5.23)
Promotion: Evan Longoria walkoff figurine to the first 10,000 fans.
Watch for …
Strong Shields: Shields is coming off an outing against the Red Sox on Monday in which he threw 81/3 scoreless innings in an 1-0 victory. He is 3-2 with a 4.69 ERA in nine starts against the Twins.
Carl in charge: Pavano beat the Yankees in his last start, giving up three runs over seven innings against his former team. He is 5-4 with a 3.47 ERA in 13 starts against the Rays.
Rays vs. Pavano
Carlos Peña 1-for-11, HR
Evan Longoria 2-for-13
Matt Joyce 4-for-8
Twins vs. Shields
Joe Mauer 8-for-21
Denard Span 2-for-20
Justin Morneau 8-for-23, HR
Sunday: vs. Twins, 1:40. Sun Sports. Rays — Jeff Niemann (0-2, 4.50); Twins — Francisco Liriano (0-2, 11.91)
Rays disabled list
C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 15-day
RHP Kyle Farnsworth, right elbow strain, 15-day
OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery, 15-day
C Jose Lobaton, shoulder, 15-day
Joe Smith, Times staff writer
Spending on spreads
CF B.J. Upton believes he did his teammates right while on a seven-game rehabilitation stint with Class A Charlotte and Double A Montgomery, assuming the tradition of providing the postgame dinner spread. He bought Carrabba's a few times but said Outback Steakhouse was the biggest hit. "They hear about … you get to the big leagues and it's steak and lobster," Upton said. "I feel like I did a pretty good job taking care of them."
Hardware of the day
Joe Maddon (manager of the year) and RHP Jeremy Hellickson (rookie of the year) received their 2011 awards during a pregame ceremony Friday. Hellickson said he probably will put his in his basement until he gets a showcase. "It's a pretty amazing award to win," Hellickson said. "To get the hardware finally is going to feel good." Maddon, whose 2008 manager of the year award is in the clubhouse, is not sure where he'll put this one. "It's really cool," Maddon said. "I'm very grateful to have it."