Rays at Twins
When/where: 7:10; Target Field, Minneapolis
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: LH David Price (14-4, 2.49)
Twins: RH Nick Blackburn (4-7, 7.42)
On Price: He had no-decisions in his past two starts despite pitching relatively well, allowing three runs total in 15 innings. He is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts at Target Field and is 1-2 with a 2.63 ERA in five career games against the Twins.
On Blackburn: He has allowed five or more earned runs eight times and was sent to Triple A last month. He is 0-2 with a 5.63 ERA in four starts since returning and is 2-4 with a 7.20 ERA in six starts against the Rays.
Rays VS. Blackburn
Matt Joyce 5-for-16, HR
Evan Longoria 4-for-12
B.J. Upton 6-for-13
Twins vs. Price
Joe Mauer 2-for-11
Justin Morneau 1-for-8
Denard Span 1-for-8
Sunday: at Twins, 2:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (10-7, 4.08); Twins — Scott Diamond (10-5, 2.91)
Monday: at Mariners, 10:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (6-8, 4.32); Mariners — Blake Beavan (7-6, 5.12)
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Not the normal ride to the ballpark
Evan Longoria was in a town car headed to Target Field on Friday when a Minneapolis office complex was evacuated and several streets were closed after police said a man went into a bank building and said he had a bomb or a gun. Longoria, who posted a few things on Twitter about it, called the whole scene "pretty crazy." A suspect surrendered to police.
Quote of the day
"These 10-day road trips, they seem like forever, and those 10-day homestands, they seem like two, three days."
Pitcher David Price, on the start of the Rays' fifth and final three-city journey
Stat of the day
Times in their past 80 games the Rays had more than one RBI from the cleanup spot