Rays vs. Tigers
When/where: 7:15 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Promotions: Postgame concert by Earth Wind & Fire
RH Jeremy Hellickson (4-3, 3.45)
RH Rick Porcello (5-5, 4.71)
On Hellickson: He is coming off the disabled list after missing two starts because of shoulder fatigue. He is winless in his previous five starts, including allowing eight runs over 32/3 innings against the Mets in his last one.
On Porcello: He has won two of his past three starts, including giving up one run over six innings last time out, against the Rangers. He is 1-1 with a 3.15 ERA in three starts against Tampa Bay.
Rays vs. Porcello
Carlos Peña 2-for-8, HR
Sean Rodriguez 1-for-6
Tigers VS. Hellickson
Delmon Young 2-for-9
Austin Jackson 3-for-9, HR
Miguel Cabrera 1-for-6
Sunday: vs. Tigers, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (3-4, 4.73); Tigers — Drew Smyly (2-2, 3.96)
Monday: vs Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (4-5, 4.19); Yankees — Freddy Garcia (2-2, 6.39)
Tuesday: vs Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (7-5, 4.04); Yankees — Ivan Nova (9-2, 4.03).
Joe Smith, Times staff writer
Manager Joe Maddon has a cheat sheet with photos to remember the names of the Japanese media following DH/OF Hideki Matsui and jokingly took roll before Friday's pregame media session. One added member was Rays third-base coach Tom (Fo-Lee) Foley. "The latest addition to the Japanese media," Maddon said, joking. "Doubles as a third-base coach."
Demand of the day
Due to the incredible demand for Friday's "Zim Bear" giveaway, the Rays ordered 10,000 more figurines of senior adviser Don Zimmer and will schedule another giveaway for later this season.
Quote of the day
"This is no time to wave the white flag."
3B Evan Longoria, on the Rays' recent struggles