Rays at Blue Jays
When/where: 7:07 tonight; Rogers Centre, Toronto
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
RAYS: RH Jeremy Hellickson (4-2, 2.98)
JAYS: RH Jesse Litsch (4-2, 4.14)
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Complete Game Jeremy: Hellickson is coming off a stellar start, a complete-game shutout of the Orioles on Friday, and hasn't allowed a run over his past 14 IP. His only start against the Jays was April 22, when he went 7 innings, allowing 3 runs, and got no decision.
Familiar face: Litsch was pushed back after Tuesday's rainout in Detroit. He is a Dixie Hollins High grad and was a Rays batboy in 2002-03, and is 1-3, 3.89 in six starts against his former employers. He has pitched well since recovering from 2010 shoulder surgery.
Rays vs. LITSCH
Johnny Damon 7-for-17, HR
B.J. Upton 3-for-17
Ben Zobrist 1-for-3
Jays vs. Hellickson
Jose Bautista 1-for-3, HR
Rajai Davis 1-for-3
Yunel Escobar 0-for-4
Thursday: at Blue Jays, 7:07, Sun Sports. Rays — Wade Davis (4-3, 3.47); Jays — Ricky Romero (3-4, 3.35)
Friday: at Marlins, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Andy Sonnanstine (0-1, 3.92); Marlins —Javier Vazquez (2-4, 7.55)
Longoria goes to the mat
3B Evan Longoria said his first yoga-for-charity session went well, with a dozen classmates at the Bella Prana studio in Tampa raising about $1,200 for the Moffitt Cancer Center. Longoria, who began doing yoga 3 years ago, said his favorite position is standing on his head. "Doing the upside-down stuff is the most fun for me," he said. Monthly sessions are planned (next is June 14) and may be expanded. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
The long and short of it
OF Sam Fuld is used to being kidded over his size. So he found it quite humorous when a teammate — he believes it's B.J. Upton — hung some kid-sized uniform pants (a youth medium) in his locker. "I laughed," the 5-foot-10 Fuld said. "I haven't tried them on yet though. I'll spare myself that."