Rays vs. Rangers
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
TV/radio: Sun Sports, Bay News 9 Espanol; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: RHP Matt Garza (11-7, 3.92)
RANGERS: RHP Tommy Hunter (9-1, 3.38)
Tickets: $10-$210, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com
To the Matt: Garza hasn't won since his July 26 no-hitter, though he has a 3.05 ERA in three starts since. He is 4-3, 4.53 in eight starts vs. Texas, including a June 6 win in Arlington.
In the hunt: Hunter replaces injured Rich Harden and will pitch on three days' rest, though he threw only 50 pitches Friday due to a stomach virus. He is 2-0, 2.33 vs. the Rays, including a June 5 complete game.
Rangers vs. Garza
David Murphy5-for-20, HR
Michael Young5-for-19, HR
Rays vs. Hunter
Carlos Peña2-for-8, 2 HRs
Wednesday: vs. Rangers, 1:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (10-11, 4.98); Rangers — Derek Holland (2-1, 4.19)
Thursday: at A's, 10:07, Sun Sports. Rays — Andy Sonnanstine (3-1, 4.10); A's — Trevor Cahill (12-5, 2.50)
Fashion statement of the day
Manager Joe Maddon boasted Monday about the team's custom-designed BRayser (that's Rays and blazer, get it?) that will be mandatory dress on the upcoming West Coast road trip. "They're fabulous," he said. "They met with everybody's approval." Local fashion designer Julia Alarcon did the creative work, with Rays TV man Todd Kalas coordinating the months-long project.
Pitching lines of the day
Stat of the day
Rays record in games started by left-handers, best in the AL.