Rays at Brewers
When/where: 2:10 today; Miller Park, Milwaukee
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
RAYS: LH David Price (7-6, 3.61)
BREWERS: RHP Shaun Marcum (7-2, 2.85)
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Price check: Price is in a bit of a funk (by his own hight standards), winless in his past two starts and lasting only five innings vs. Boston last time out. He remains tough on left-handers, allowing a .163 average. He is 2-3, 6.07 in five starts in NL parks.
Hip to the task: Marcum left his last start after one inning with a left hip flexor strain but plans to take the mound. The former Blue Jay is holding batters to a .215 average, though he is not as tough on lefties as he used to be. He is 2-2, 3.17 in eight games vs. the Rays.
Rays vs. Marcum
Evan Longoria 5-for-14
Sean Rodriguez 7-for-13, HR
Ben Zobrist 5-for-10
Brewers vs. Price
Yuniesky Betancourt 0-for-1
Carlos Gomez 0-for-2
Friday: at Astros, 8:05, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (7-4, 2.40); Astros — Wandy Rodriguez (5-3, 2.88)
Saturday: at Astros, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Wade Davis (6-5, 4.57); Astros — Bud Norris (4-5, 3.26)
Sunday: at Astros, 2:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeff Niemann (2-4, 4.82); Astros — TBA
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
After 26 years in the game, Stan Boroski, right, the assistant to the pitching coach, made it into a big-league game Monday. Sort of. Boroski, filling in for Jim Hickey, made two mound visits, the first time he'd been on the field during a game. He had filled in previously for bullpen coach Bobby Ramos, and once before for Hickey but didn't get to the mound.
The Rays, Milwaukee and a World Series
This is the Rays' first trip to Milwaukee, but there is a tie, at least statistically. By averaging 5.05 runs a game on the road and 3.17 at home for a difference of 1.88, the Rays, according to Stats, LLC, are threatening the "record" of 1.97 set by the 1957 Milwaukee Braves team that won the Series.
Stat of the day
.177 Rays major league-low batting average with the bases loaded.