Rays vs. Tigers
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
RH Wade Davis (8-7, 4.43)
RH Max Scherzer (13-7, 4.23)
Watch for …
Wading in: Davis has just one win and a 4.67 ERA in his past seven starts but has been keeping the Rays in the game as they've won five. He is 0-0, 3.46 in two games vs. the Tigers.
Maxed out: Scherzer has won his past two, but it hasn't been pretty with 120 and a career-high 127 pitches to get through seven innings each time. He is 0-2, 2,84 in two starts vs. the Rays.
Rays vs. scherzer
Matt Joyce2-for-8, HR
Casey Kotchman2-for-5, HR
Tigers vs. DAVIS
Miguel Cabrera1-for-6, HR
Thursday: vs. Tigers, 1:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (11-8, 3.04); Tigers — Doug Fister (5-13, 3.49)
Friday: at Jays, 7:07, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (11-10, 3.05); Jays — Henderson Alvarez (0-1, 4.32)
Saturday: at Jays, 1:07, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeff Niemann (8-5, 3.41); Jays — Luis Perez (3-2, 3.26)
Sunday: at Jays, 1:07, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (11-11, 3.53); Jays — Brandon Morrow (9-8, 4.65)
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Good luck 'charm' of the day
RHP Alex Cobb rejoined the Rays with a good outlook after surgery to remove a blood clot and his top right rib — and a most interesting souvenir from the procedure. At his father's suggestion, Cobb kept the rib (about the size of his pinkie finger) in a jar and is thinking of putting it in his locker next season as a good luck charm. "It looks like you went to Chili's and got a little baby rib and put it in a jar of liquid," Cobb said.
Quote of the day
"All right folks, the power bill has been paid; it's time to get started."
In-game host Rusty Kath after the 20-minute lights-out delay