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Tampa Bay Rays: Rays in attendance for ceremony honoring Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit

Rays at Yankees

When/where: 1:05 today; Yankee Stadium, New York

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Starting pitchers:

RAYS: RH James Shields (11-9, 2.80)

YANKEES: RH A.J. Burnett (8-9, 4.60)

Watch for …

Complete Game James: Shields is coming off his majors-leading eighth complete game and has a 131/3-inning scoreless streak. He is 4-10, 4.25 in 17 starts vs. the Yankees, including 1-2, 1.59 this season.

A.J. on the spot: Burnett is filling in for Freddy Garcia, who sustained a cut on his hand. Burnett hasn't won since June 29, going 0-3, 6.00 in his past seven starts. He is 12-8, 3.45 in 28 starts vs. the Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Burnett

Johnny Damon 6-for-31, 2 HRs

Casey Kotchman 7-for-23

Evan Longoria 14-for-39, HR

Yankees vs. Shields

Robinson Cano 20-for-50, 3 HRs

Derek Jeter 19-for-61, HR

Mark Teixeira 6-for-41

On deck

Monday: Off

Tuesday: at Red Sox, 1:05 and 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Wade Davis (8-7, 4.60) and Jeff Niemann (7-4, 3.43); Red Sox — Jon Lester (11-6, 3.32) and Erik Bedard (4-7, 3.55)

Wednesday: at Red Sox, 1:35, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (10-10, 3.76); Red Sox — John Lackey (11-8, 6.13)

Thursday: Off

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Derek Jeter notes of the day

A sign by Price

LHP David Price didn't participate in Saturday's pregame ceremony honoring Derek Jeter; he'd done his part by giving up Jeter's 3,000th hit on July 9. But Saturday morning in his hotel room, Price signed about 100 Jeter-related items — balls, photographs, magazine covers and the pitching rubber — as part of his marketing deal with the Steiner Sports memorabilia company.

Gifts for Jeter

After Jeter gave his 3,000th-hit batting gloves and helmet to Hall of Fame officials pregame, the Yankees presented him with gifts: a handcrafted, engraved Waterford crystal vase; rings with 50 diamonds making up his No. 2 for Jeter and his father, and pendants for his mother and sister; and a 225-pound stainless steel sculpture from his teammates.

An observation from Maddon

"We don't miss a ceremony here."

Manager Joe Maddon, noting the coincidental timing of Yankees events when the Rays are visiting

Tampa Bay Rays: Rays in attendance for ceremony honoring Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit 08/13/11 [Last modified: Saturday, August 13, 2011 10:38pm]
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