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Tampa Bay Rays: Rays set several club records in Monday night marathon in Oakland

Rays at A's

When/where: 3:37 today, Oakland Coliseum

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Cobb (4-8, 4.93)

a's: RH Jarrod Parker (7-4, 3.38)

On Cobb: Has lost five of his past six with an ugly 6.25 ERA over that span but was better in last outing at Anaheim, allowing three runs in seven innings. Faced A's in his final start last season, leaving with arm issue that led to surgery.

On Parker: Acquired in offseason from Arizona, 2007 first-rounder stepped into rotation well after late April promotion. In past four starts is 2-1 but 6.46 ERA.

Key matchups

Rays VS. PARKER

None have faced

A'S VS. COBB

Coco Crisp 3-for-3

Kurt Suzuki 1-for-2

Jemile Weeks 1-for-3

On deck

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. O's, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (7-7, 4.01); O's — Tommy Hunter (4-6, 5.72)

Saturday: vs. O's , 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (6-6, 3.23); O's — Wei-Yin Chen (9-6, 3.65)

Sunday: vs. O's, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (14-4, 2.64); O's — Miguel Gonzalez (3-2, 4.46)

Monday: Off

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Broken records

Monday's 4-3 15-inning loss led to five team records being broken, and another tied:

5:09

Longest road game by time

15

Longest road game by innings

21

Most strikeouts by Rays pitchers

33

Most strikeouts by teams combined

29

Most strikeouts by Rays pitchers, consecutive games

24

(Tied) consecutive scoreless innings by Rays pitchers

Numbers game

21

Teams (since 1918) to strike out 21 or more batters

8

Teams to lose the game, as the Rays did, all in extra innings

Tampa Bay Rays: Rays set several club records in Monday night marathon in Oakland 07/31/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 10:04pm]
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