Rays at Blue Jays
When/where: 1:07 today; Rogers Centre, Toronto
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 1550-AM (Spanish)
LH David Price (11-11, 3.53)
RH Brandon Morrow (9-8, 4.65)
Watch for …
Good run: Price has strung together three solid starts, beating the Yankees and Red Sox and losing to the Tigers, with a 1.87 ERA and .175 average. He is 8-1, 2.19 in 10 starts vs. Toronto, including 2-0, 4.74 at Rogers Centre.
On the Morrow: It has been a rough month for Morrow, who is 1-3, 4.97 in four starts. He struck out 17 and took a no-hitter into the ninth vs. the Rays last year, and overall he is 3-2, 1.87 in 10 games against them.
Rays vs. Morrow
Johnny Damon4-for-15, HR
Blue Jays vs. Price
Jose Bautista9-for-22, 4 HRs
E. Encarnacion2-for-12, HR
Monday: at Blue Jays, 7:07, Sun Sports. Rays — Wade Davis (8-7, 4.28); Blue Jays — Ricky Romero (12-9, 2.78)
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Streak-buster of the day
RHP Jeff Niemann pleaded ignorance after his 6⅓-inning outing ended the streak of Rays starters working at least seven innings at 11 games, the longest such run since the 2003 Mariners did so. "I had no idea," he said. "Well, that stinks. I'm sure the other guys will pick me up."
Quote of the day
"He's got as much power as anybody — especially for being so skinny."
C Kelly Shoppach, on 185-pound (if that) CF B.J. Upton's long second-deck homer
Quote of the day II
"I can't say all of the things I want to say. Not good."
C Kelly Shoppach, on his bunt attempt that was nearly a triple play