Rays vs. A's
When/where: 7:08 p.m.; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
RAYS: RHP James Shields (3-4, 3.98) A'S: LHP Josh Outman (1-0, 4.05)
Rays info: 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Bouncing back: RHP James Shields is coming off two straight starts — both losses — in which he has given up 10 hits. But he has fared well against the A's in his career, going 3-1, 4.61 in six starts. The Rays have won each of Shields' past five meetings with Oakland.
In a groove: LHP Josh Outman had his best outing of the season, and his first win, his last time out, allowing three hits and one run in six innings against the Royals. He will be making his first career start against Tampa Bay.
Matchups: Jason Giambi and Jack Hannahan are 0-for-10 against Shields, with Bobby Crosby 2-for-11 and Jack Cust 2-for-12.
Wednesday: vs. A's, 7:08, Sun Sports. Rays — Scott Kazmir (4-3, 6.97); A's — Brett Anderson (0-4, 6.03)
Thursday: vs. A's, 4:08, FSN. Rays — Matt Garza (4-2, 3.50); A's — Dallas Braden (3-5, 3.64)