AL race for wild cards
Top two wild cards make postseason; GB is games behind second wild card
Quote of the day
"I'm looking forward to doing nothing."
Rays manager Joe Maddon, on having today off, at home, after playing 29 of 30 days.
Wedding gift of the day
Getting called up after a strong season at Triple-A Durham meant a lot to RHP Dane De La Rosa from a baseball standpoint. And also from a financial sense. De La Rosa, anything but a bonus baby, is getting married Nov. 3, and the $75,000 or so he'll make over the final month (prorated from his $480,400 salary) will make a big difference. "It's a great wedding gift from the Rays," he said. "Starting a new life, the bankroll obviously helps to just get things going and paying for stuff that maybe might have not been paid for for the next three years."
Number of the day
Active players, most since 35 in September 2008, and with two more possible additions.
Next game: vs. Rangers, 7:10 Friday. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (8-10, 3.41); Rangers — Derek Holland (10-6, 4.79)
Saturday: vs. Rangers, 7:10 Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (17-5, 2.54); Rangers — Yu Darvish (14-9, 4.29)
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer