Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Rays Report

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Maddon eyes another chance at Orioles, one-run wonders, Price battles Sabathia again

AL East

Team W L Pct. GB

Baltimore81 62 .566—

New York 81 62 .566—

Tampa Bay 77 66 .538 4

Toronto 65 77 .458 151/2

Boston 64 80 .444171/2

AL race for wild cards

Team W L Pct. GB

Oakland 82 61 .573—

N.Y./Balt. 81 62 .566—

Los Angeles 78 66 .542 31/2

Tampa Bay 77 66 .538 4

Detroit 75 67 .528 51/2

Top two wild cards make postseason; GB is games behind second wild card

Quote of the day

"We play them three more times at the end of the year, so this can be re-had in a sense."

Joe Maddon, Rays manager, on being swept by the Orioles

Rays at Yankees

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Yankee Stadium, New York

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (17-5, 2.54)

Yankees: LH C.C. Sabathia (13-5, 3.56)

On Price: The AL co-leader leader in wins is said to be fine after skipping his last start due to shoulder soreness. His command seemed a bit off in his previous two games. He is 6-3 with a 3.85 ERA in 16 games against the Yankees, allowing a .228 average.

On Sabathia: He is winless over his last three outings, with a 4.43 ERA, allowing 25 hits (including five homers) in 20⅓ innings. He is 3-7 with a 3.57 ERA in 17 starts vs. the Rays since joining the Yanks in 2009. He was 7-1, 2.44 in 11 starts against the Rays as an Indian.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Sabathia

Evan Longoria 13-for-33, 5 HR

B.J. Upton 14-for-51, 2 HR

Ben Zobrist 11-for-51, HR

Yankees vs. Price

Robinson Cano 11-for-44, HR

Derek Jeter 14-for-48, 2 HR

Nick Swisher 12-for-32, HR

On deck

Saturday: at Yankees, 4:05, Ch. 13. Rays — James Shields (14-8, 3.71); Yankees — Ivan Nova (11-7, 4.92)

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (10-9, 3.66); Yankees — Hiroki Kuroda (13-10, 3.14)

Monday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Tuesday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Records of the day

20-26, 27-7

Rays and Orioles in one-run games this season.

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Maddon eyes another chance at Orioles, one-run wonders, Price battles Sabathia again 09/13/12 [Last modified: Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 247Sports: Berkeley Prep's Nicholas Petit-Frere top OT in nation

    Footballpreps

    Berkeley Prep offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere already is widely considered the best player in Tampa Bay.

    Berkeley Prep rising senior defensive end Nicholas Petit-Frere (78) performs a pad drill during spring football practice at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, May 12, 2017.
  2. Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot

    Blogs

    Now that you've seen the preseason AP Top 25, here's what I submitted in my first year as a voter. The AP doesn't give us many guidelines in the preseason. I didn't try to predict how …

  3. AP Top 25: Alabama first, FSU, UF, Miami and USF all in top 20

    Blogs

    As expected, Alabama will start the season at No. 1 in the AP Top 25.

  4. HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay

    Footballpreps

    Armwood High School quarterback Devin Black (7) hands the ball off to running back Larry Anderson (13) during the Spring Football Jamboree in Seffner, Fla. on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
  5. Ex-Florida Gators QB Treon Harris will start at Tennessee State

    Blogs

    Former Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris is a starter again.

    At Tennessee State.