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Tampa Bay Rays: Rays wig out

AL East

Team W L Pct. GB

New York 89 64 .582—

Baltimore88 66 .571 11/2

Tampa Bay 83 70 .542 6

Boston 69 85 .448 201/2

Toronto 67 86 .43822

AL race for wild cards

Team W L Pct. GB

Baltimore 88 66 .571—

Oakland 86 67 .562—

Los Angeles 84 69 .549 2

Tampa Bay 83 70 .542 3

Detroit 81 72 .529 5

Top two wild cards make postseason; GB is games behind second wild card

Rays at Red Sox

When/where: 7:10 tonight, Fenway Park, Boston

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH David Price (18-5, 2.58)

RED SOX: RH Clay Buchholz (11-6, 4.16)

On Price: Leads majors in ERA and shares AL lead in wins. Outpitched by Buchholz on Thursday, allowing three runs on eight hits. Is 7-4, 3.19 in 14 career starts vs. Red Sox.

On Buchholz: Dominated the Rays on Thursday, working seven scoreless innings before leaving with a stiff back. Is 5-4, 2.52 vs. Rays in 13 starts overall.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. BUCHHOLZ

Jose Molina5-for-14

Carlos Peña5-for-30 HR

Luke Scott7-for-30 2 HR

RED SOX VS. PRICE

Jacoby Ellsbury6-for-22 HR

Dustin Pedroia8-for-27 HR

Danny Valencia6-for-7

On deck

Wednesday: at Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (9-9, 4.27); Red Sox — Jon Lester (9-13, 4.96)

Thursday: at White Sox, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (15-9, 3.65); White Sox — TBA

Friday: at White Sox, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (10-11, 3.92); White Sox — Gavin Floyd (10-11, 4.56)

What's left

Remaining games for wild-card contenders:

RAYS (9) Home (3): Orioles (3); Road (6): Red Sox (2), White Sox (4)

Orioles (8) — Home (5): Blue Jays (2), Red Sox (3); Road (3): RAYS (3)

A's (9) Home (6): Mariners (3), Rangers (3); Road (3): Rangers (3)

Angels (9) Home (3): Mariners (3); Road (6): Rangers (3), Mariners (3)

Tigers (9) Home (3): Royals (3); Road (6): Twins (3), Royals (3)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Getting Wiggy

The Rays themed this road trip Wigs Gone Wild, and from the look of it, several players took it to an extreme. Any legit wigs will be donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tampa Bay Rays: Rays wig out 09/24/12 [Last modified: Monday, September 24, 2012 11:27pm]
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