Rays vs. Reds
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 680-AM (Spanish), 620-AM
RAYS: LH David Price (8-6, 3.51)
REDS: RH Johnny Cueto (5-2, 1.63)
Watch for …
Price check: Price is coming off a strong outing in which he allowed two runs in eight innings, with 10 Ks and one walk, in a win over the Brewers. He has never faced the Reds. He has held left-handed hitters to a .170 average, the third lowest among major-league starters.
Johnny be good: Cueto has won three consecutive starts, giving up one earned run in that span (21 innings). He has been strong on the road, going 3-1 with a 1.32 in five starts this season.
Rays vs. Cueto
Johnny Damon 0-for-3
Kelly Shoppach 0-for-1
Reds vs. Price
Scott Rolen 1-for-2
Fred Lewis 2-for-9
Ramon Hernandez 1-for-2
Wednesday: vs. Reds, 12:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (8-4, 2.29); Reds — Edinson Volquez (4-3, 5.77)
Friday: vs. Cardinals, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Wade Davis (7-5, 4.32); Cardinals — Jaime Garcia (6-3, 3.06)
Saturday: vs. Cardinals, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeff Niemann (2-4, 5.58); Cardinals — Kyle McClellan (6-4, 4.02)
Good deed of the day
Rays LHP J.P. Howell and his wife, Heather, right, participated in the 2011 Reading with the Rays program Monday by reading a short story to an audience at John F. Germany Public Library in Tampa.
Good deed of the day 2
CF B.J. Upton and OF Matt Joyce will kick off the Rays Dugout Club today, visiting a total of five recreation centers in south St. Petersburg from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. LHP David Price will visit two more centers Friday. "It's fun to see those kids, the way they react whenever they see me," Price said. "I enjoy it and know those kids appreciate it."
Number of the day
114 Runs scored by the Rays at home, 27th in the majors.