Rays vs. Blue Jays
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Tickets: $9-210, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
Rays: RH Alex Cobb (5-8, 4.60)
Jays: RH Carlos Villanueva (6-1, 3.19)
On Cobb: Coming off strong back-to-back outings in which he allowed only four earned runs in 14 innings for a 2.57 ERA. Had a 6.93 ERA in previous five starts.
On Villanueva: Pushed back from Tuesday to go to the Dominican Republic for a personal matter. Former Brewer went 4-0, 2.54 in first five starts after joining rotation, then lost at Seattle. Is 0-1, 17.28 in limited action vs. Rays.
Rays VS. VILLANUEVA
Jeff Keppinger 5-for-12
B.J. Upton 2-for-6
Ben Zobrist 3-for-5, 3 HRs
Jays VS. COBB
None have faced
Thursday: vs. Blue Jays, 1:10, no TV. Rays — Matt Moore (8-7, 3.84); Jays — Henderson Alvarez (7-8, 4.47)
Friday: at Twins, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (6-7, 3.43); Twins — Cole De Vries (2-2, 3.81)
Saturday: at Twins, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (14-4, 2.49); Twins — Nick Blackburn (4-7, 7.42)
Rays disabled list
(with eligible-to-return date)
C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day, June 5
*OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 60-day, July 13
RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture, 60-day, July 14
DH Luke Scott, oblique strain, 15-day, Aug. 5
* out for season
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Telling stat of the day
Players who hit cleanup for the Rays this season and were designated for assignment: Brooks Conrad, Hideki Matsui, Drew Sutton.
Quote of the day
"The Brinks truck will be by to take the wine over."
Oenophile/manager Joe Maddon, who is moving from one Tampa house to another.
Numbers of the day
Consecutive innings without a run until the 2nd Tuesday.
Consecutive innings without multiple runs, until the 3rd Tuesday.