Rays at Yankees
When/where: 4:10 today; Yankee Stadium, New York
TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
RH Jeremy Hellickson (10-7, 3.05)
RH Phil Hughes (2-4, 7.11)
Watch for ...
Jeremy the kid: Hellickson is coming off a solid start vs. Kansas City and seems to have addressed the frequent homers he had been allowing. He is 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA in four games vs. the Yankees.
Getting their Phil: Hughes worked in relief Sunday in Boston, so he had his next start delayed until today. He had been pitching well. He is 3-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 10 appearances (five starts) vs. the Rays.
Rays vs. Hughes
Matt Joyce 3-for-8, 2 HRs
Evan Longoria 3-for-10
B.J. Upton 3-for-12
Yanks vs. Hellickson
Robinson Cano 2-for-5
Brett Gardner 2-for-5
Derek Jeter 1-for-6
Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (11-9, 2.80); Yankees — Freddy Garcia (10-7, 3.16)
Tuesday: at Red Sox, 1:05 and 7:10. Sun Sports. Rays — Wade Davis (8-7, 4.60) and Jeff Niemann (7-4, 3.43); Red Sox — TBA
Wednesday: at Red Sox, 1:35. Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (9-10, 3.89); Red Sox — TBA
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Birthday gift for dad
RHP Jeremy Hellickson has a chance today to give his father, Steve, a memorable 50th birthday present today: a win over his previous favorite team, the Yankees. "I'm going to try," Jeremy said. Steve and three buddies came from their Des Moines, Iowa, home to New York for the weekend, making his first visit to Yankee Stadium (old or new) and getting a chance to see Jeremy pitch.
Celeb moment of the day
Manager Joe Maddon popped out of the dugout to say hello to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. They'd talked a few times before, plus they have something in common: Maddon went to high school in Hazleton, Pa., with Giuliani's wife, the former Judith Stish. "We're absolutely good on the past," Maddon said.
Number of the day
Rays homers Friday, most in a game by Tampa Bay this season; homers allowed by Yankees starter CC Sabathia, most allowed in a game in his career