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Tampa Bay Rays: Red Sox-Yankees not necessarily Joe Maddon's top priority; multiple homers hit catwalks for third time

Rays vs. Yankees

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

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

Starting pitchers:

Rays:

RH James Shields (15-12, 2.84)

Yankees:

RH Hector Noesi (2-1, 4.14)

Tickets: $17-$275 at box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team store in Tampa; $3 surcharge within five hours of game.

Watch for …

Shields up: Completing a run of six starts against the heavyweight Rangers, Red Sox and Yankees, Shields is 3-2, 2.27, though coming off a Wednesday loss at New York. He is 1-3, 2.40 vs. Yanks this season, 4-11, 4.29 overall.

Oh Hec: The rookie right-hander went 21/3 innings against the Rays on Wednesday as a fill-in for Phil Hughes in his first start of the season. In 28 relief appearances, he has a 4.01 ERA.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Noesi

Casey Kotchman 0-for-4

Evan Longoria 2-for-5

B.J. Upton 0-for-4

Yankees vs. Shields

R. Cano 20-for-53 3 HRs

Derek Jeter 21-for-64 HR

A. Rodriguez 10-for-35 3 HRs

On deck

Tuesday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (13-10, 2.90); Yankees — Bartolo Colon (8-10, 4.02)

Quote of the day

"I definitely will tune in, but Boardwalk Empire definitely has priority as well as replays of The Rockford Files."

­Manager Joe Maddon, on watching Sunday night's Red Sox-Yankees Game 2 as opposed to a night with James Garner, right

Numbers of the day

61-7

Rays record when scoring 5 or more

62-21

Rays record when scoring first

14-10

Rays record in September

Midair collisions of the day

Sunday was the third game in Tropicana Field history featuring multiple homers off the catwalks, by Evan Longoria and Kelly Shoppach. There were three in a June 12, 2001, game vs. Philadelphia (Greg Vaughn, Ben Grieve, Travis Lee) and two on April 7, 2000, vs. Cleveland (Jose Canseco, Jim Thome).

Tampa Bay Rays: Red Sox-Yankees not necessarily Joe Maddon's top priority; multiple homers hit catwalks for third time 09/25/11 [Last modified: Monday, September 26, 2011 12:31am]
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