Rays at Rangers
When/where: 8:05 tonight; Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, Texas
TV/radio: ESPN; 620-AM, 1040-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: LH David Price (3-1, 2.63)
Rangers: LH Derek Holland (2-1, 4.78)
On Price: He is coming off one of the best outings of his career, a five-hit shutout of the Angels. He has struggled against the Rangers, going 0-6 with a 5.40 ERA in nine starts, including the playoffs.
On Holland: His two-game winning streak ended in his last outing, when he allowed seven runs over six innings against the Yankees, He is 3-1 with a 6.51 ERA in five starts against the Rays.
Rays vs. Holland
Matt Joyce 4-for-9, HR
Evan Longoria 8-for-17, 2 HRs
B.J. Upton 8-for-16, HR
Rangers vs. Price
Nelson Cruz 7-for-16, 2 HRs
Elvis Andrus 9-for-22
Note: Includes postseason
Monday: vs. Mariners, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (3-0, 2.84); Mariners — Felix Hernandez (2-1, 2.48)
Tuesday: vs Mariners, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (0-1, 4.68); Mariners — Hector Noesi (1-2, 8.83)
Wednesday: vs Mariners, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (4-0, 3.31); Mariners — Blake Beavan (1-2, 3.60)
Tonight marks the seventh time the Rays will be on ESPN's Sunday night telecast and first since July 17, 2011, against the Red Sox (a 16-inning, 1-0 loss). "I love the idea that people think we're pretty good and going to put us on that stage," manager Joe Maddon said. "I know our players do. It's a different version of 'Almost Monday Night Football' these days."
Dog of the day
The Rays' brave TV duo of Todd Kalas, left, and Brian Anderson split the 2-foot hot dog at Rangers Ballpark called "Boomstick," all $26 of it. "It's good," Kalas said. "But it's huge." Guess everything is bigger in Texas.
Number of the day
25 Hits given up by Friday's starters, James Shields (11) and Matt Harrison (14), most in the majors since 26 by Cleveland's Jake Westbrook (15) and Boston's Josh Beckett (11) on Aug. 3, 2006.