Rays vs. Indians
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 (4-5, 4.89)
Indians: RH Zach McAllister (3-1, 3.40)
On Cobb: He beat the Indians on July 6 in his last start, overcoming a shaky first inning. Of concern: He has allowed a .327 average with runners in scoring position and has given up 27 hits in his last 19⅓ innings.
On McAllister: In his last game before the break, he retired 13 of the first 14 Rays but ended up with a no-decision. He has averaged nearly a strikeout an inning and one or no walks in five of seven starts.
Rays vs. McAllister
Desmond Jennings 1-for-3
Carlos Peña 1-for-3
Indians vs. Cobb
Asdrubal Cabrera 2-for-3
Shin-Soo Choo 2-for-3
Tuesday: vs. Indians, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (5-6, 4.42); Indians — Josh Tomlin (5-5, 5.45)
In a bid to upgrade their offense, the Rays signed 1B Carlos Peña and DH Luke Scott to replace 1B Casey Kotchman and DH/OF Johnny Damon, who both went to Cleveland. How it has worked out so far:
Player Avg., HR RBI OPS Sal.
Peña .199 13 37 .697 $7.25M
Kotchman .238 9 36 .672 $3M
Player Avg. HR RBI OPS Sal.
Scott .200 11 42 .657 $5M
Damon .219 4 17 .629 $1.5M
Johnny Damon is no longer a Ray, but he is not forgotten, as the neon Captain Morgan/Rays bar sign that hung next to his locker is still a key part of their postgame celebration. "The guys who were here last year all kind of agreed on it," said CF B.J. Upton, who took Damon's locker. "It's something that we did all last year and had fun with it, so why stop?"