Rays at White Sox
When/where: 8:10 tonight; U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (9-10, 3.20)
White Sox: RH Gavin Floyd (10-11, 4.56)
On Hellickson: Has 1.74 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 20⅔ innings over four September starts but only one win. Has allowed one run or fewer in five of past eight starts, three earned runs or fewer in 25 of 29. First start against Sox.
On Floyd: Is 6-4 with 3.52 ERA over his past 14 starts, losing at Angels on Sept. 23 after taking a shutout into the sixth. Is 4-1, 2.57 ERA in five starts against Rays, allowing a .192 average.
Rays vs. Floyd
Evan Longoria 2-for-11, 2 HR
Luke Scott 5-for-17, 2 HR
B.J. Upton 3-for-11, 2 HR
Ben Zobrist 4-for-14, 2 HR
Sox vs. helLICKSON
Kevin Youkilis 4-for-13, HR
* Includes postseason
Saturday: at White Sox, 4:05, Ch. 13. Rays — Matt Moore (10-11, 3.92); White Sox — Chris Sale (17-7, 2.86)
Sunday: at White Sox, 2:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (19-5, 2.56); White Sox — TBA
Monday: vs. Orioles, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (10-9, 4.187); Orioles — TBA
Tuesday: vs. Orioles, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (15-9, 3.65); Orioles — TBA
Wednesday: vs. Orioles, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (9-10, 3.20); Orioles — TBA
End of regular season
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Rookie dancing machines
Wednesday's rookie dress-up and dance routine was a hit, even with the players who had to pull on the panty hose, wigs and leotards and perform to Call Me Maybe on the Fenway Park outfield as amused and confused fans watched. RHP James Shields was behind it, with help from St. Petersburg's On Pointe Dancewear shop and choreographer Annie Meier. The 10 Rays learned the routine Saturday at the Trop, then did a walkthrough Tuesday at their hotel. "It was outstanding," manager Joe Maddon said.
There was consensus that the Ray who looked the best in his outfit was rookie RHP Chris Archer, who certainly had a memorable 24th birthday. "Scary good," C Stephen Vogt said. "He's a good-looking man, so therefore a good-looking woman." "Really scary," manager Joe Maddon said. "There were some guys we had to keep away."
The high point was a backflip by OF Desmond Jennings, right, who said he used to do them regularly when he was younger, though not dressed as he was. "I hope I don't have to do it again," he said. "But it was pretty funny." A runnerup: RHP Alex Cobb jumping into the arms of RHP Dane De La Rosa. "Dirty-dancing-esque," C Stephen Vogt said. "Or," Joe Maddon said, "filthy dancing."