Rays vs. Blue Jays
When/where: 1:10 p.m. today; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
TV/radio: Sun Sports, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
RAYS: LH David Price (3-3, 3.95)
BLUE JAYS: RH Kyle Drabek (2-1, 4.45)
Tickets: $9-$210 at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team store in Tampa, $3 surcharge within five hours of game.
Watch for …
No Bautista: Jays slugger Jose Bautista had two home runs off Price the last time they faced off and has a .421 lifetime average against him, but he will remain sidelined by neck spasms. He's expected to return this weekend.
Bouncing back: Price is coming off one of his worst starts, giving up a career-high 12 hits and lasting just 41/3 innings (matching his shortest home start ever) in an 8-5 loss to the Angels. He has won seven of his eight career starts against the Blue Jays.
Rays vs. Drabek
None have faced
Blue Jays vs. Price
Adam Lind5-for-24, 7 Ks
Juan Rivera4-for-12, HR, 3 RBIs
Friday: at O's, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (2-1, 2.14); O's — Zach Britton (5-1, 2.63)
Saturday: at O's, 1:10, Ch. 13. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (2-2, 4.31); O's — Jeremy Guthrie (1-4, 3.00)
Sunday: at O's, 1:35, Sun Sports. Rays — Wade Davis (3-2, 2.77); O's — Brad Bergesen (0-3, 4.76)
Greg Auman, Times staff writer
Tribute of the day
The travel theme for the Rays' trip to Baltimore will pay tribute to the military unit responsible for the death of Osama bin Laden. Players and coaches will wear shirts that read "Navy SEAL Team 6. "Just a tribute to their teamwork that enabled them to carry out their mission," manager Joe Maddon said. "Teamwork being involved in what we do on a daily basis, you see the Lightning doing right now, you see the Bucs do, and you see the military do. The military is such a big part of our community here. It's such a tribute to them, their training and their attitude, the difficult odds they're working against all the time."
All in the family
B.J. Upton's walkoff home run Tuesday came a few hours before brother Justin hit an eighth-inning homer to give the Diamondbacks a 4-3 win over the Dodgers. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time brothers hit winning homers on the same day was Sept. 28, 1996, when Sandy Alomar hit one for Cleveland and brother Roberto did the same for Baltimore.