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Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Players put perfect game behind them

Rays at Angels

When/where: 10:05 tonight; Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 970-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays RH James Shields (10-7, 4.02)

Angels RH Jered Weaver (15-2, 2.22)

On Shields: He has allowed only four runs (three earned) over his past three starts, for a 1.13 ERA, while making more use of his fastball. He is 5-3 with a 3.01 ERA in 11 career starts against the Angels.

On Weaver: His loss to Seattle on Sunday was the AL ERA leader's first since May 13, ending a 10-game winning streak. He is better at home, going 8-1 with a 1.23 ERA. He is 4-1, 2.47 in seven starts against the Rays.

Rays vs. WEaver

Evan Longoria 3-for-8

B.J. Upton 4-for-17

Ben Zobrist 4-for-14

Angels vs. Shields

Torii Hunter 8-for-29

Howie Kendrick 12-for-21

Vernon Wells 10-for-41, HR

On deck

Saturday: at Angels, 9:30, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (7-8, 4.08), Angels — C.J. Wilson (9-9, 3.32)

Sunday: at Angels, 3:35. Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (9-7, 3.60), Angels — Zack Greinke (1-1, 5.54)

Monday: vs. Royals, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (7-8, 3.39), Royals — Will Smith (4-4, 5.09)

Tuesday: vs. Royals, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (15-4, 2.50), Royals — Luke Hochevar (7-10, 5.32)

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day, June 5

*OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 60-day, July 13

RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture, 60-day, July 14

DH Luke Scott, oblique strain, 15-day, Aug. 5

* out for season

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Putting the perfect game behind

"Sometimes I think this team is just dumb enough to forget the things we need to forget."

Evan Longoria, Rays DH

"Our amnesia in this clubhouse is pretty good."

James Shields,

Rays RHP

"Relatively speaking, two-hitting the Yankees or no-hitting us is probably the same thing, almost."

Joe Maddon,

Rays manager

AL race for wild cards

Team W L Pct. GB

Tampa Bay 64 54 .542

Baltimore 64 54 .542—

Detroit 63 55 .534 1

Oakland 62 55 .530 1 1/2

Los Angeles 62 57 .521 2 1/2

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Players put perfect game behind them 08/16/12 [Last modified: Friday, August 17, 2012 1:24am]
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