Quote of the day
"There's no better place in the lineup. That's the ruby red slippers right there. Slide on in, get in and get comfortable because if you've got a guy that gets on base in front of you and he's got some speed, it's like why don't you just open up the gate and lead the lambs to the lion. Eat good."
DH Luke Scott on potentially hitting No. 2 in the order
Guests of the day
Manager Joe Maddon, a Lafayette College alumnus, hosted the school's baseball team Thursday at Charlotte Sports Park. And it gave Maddon a gift, a collage of photos that included the former catcher hitting a home run.
Rays at Blue Jays
When/where: 1:05 today; Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin
Tickets: $15-$28, available at stadium box office, through bluejays.com or by phone at (727) 733-0429 or toll free 1-888 525-5297.
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297
Pitchers: Rays — Jeff Niemann; Blue Jays — Ricky Romero
3B Evan Longoria, 2B/RF Ben Zobrist, INF Sean Rodriguez, C Jose Molina and LF Desmond Jennings will make the trip.
Saturday: at Pirates, 1:05. Rays — James Shields; Pirates — TBA
Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore; Red Sox — TBA
All games 1:05 unless noted
20: at Marlins
22: at Pirates
23: Jays (7:05)
24: at Twins (3:05)
26: at Twins
27: at Red Sox (1:35)
28: Pirates (7:05)
29: at Phillies
30: at Pirates
31: Red Sox
1: at Orioles
2: Twins *
3: at Twins
4: vs. Future Rays, 1:40, at Trop
* Value game, $2 off
Who is this answer: SS Tim Beckham
Joe Smith, Times staff writer
— Maddon's wife, Jaye
"I honestly didn't recognize him."
— Pitching coach Jim Hickey
"After that look he had going on, great. That was a rough look he had."
— Principal owner Stuart Sternberg
Who is this Ray?
He was the top overall pick of the 2008 draft. His oldest brother, Jeremy, was selected by the Rays in the 17th round of the same draft out of Georgia Southern.