Rays at Yankees
When/where: 7:05 tonight; Yankee Stadium, New York
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: LH David Price (5-1, 2.35)
YANKEES: LH CC Sabathia (4-0, 4.15)
On Price: Since his rough April 13 outing in Boston, Price has been dazzling, going 4-0, 1.55 in beating the Blue Jays, Angels, Rangers and A's. He has handled the Yankees well, going 5-2, 3.96 in 14 appearances.
On Sabathia: As well as he does against other teams, Sabathia since joining the Yankees in 2009 has won only two of 14 starts vs. the Rays, going 2-6, 3.92. Before that, he was 7-1, 2.44 against them.
Rays VS. SABATHIA
Carlos Peña5-for-38, 3 HRs
Jose Molina 0-for-16, 4 Ks
B.J. Upton13-for-45, 2 HRs
Ben Zobrist 10-for-43, HR
YANKEES VS. PRICE
R. Cano 7-for-34
C. Granderson7-for-34, 2 HRs
Derek Jeter13-for-41, 2 HRs
N. Swisher 10-for-24, HR
Friday: at Orioles, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (3-0, 2.75); O's — Dana Eveland (0-0, 0.00)
Saturday: at Orioles, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (1-2, 5.71); O's — Brian Matusz (1-4, 5.91)
Sunday: at Orioles, 1:35, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (5-1, 3.23); O's — Jake Arrieta (2-3, 4.23)
Rays disabled list
C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day
RHP Kyle Farnsworth, right elbow strain, 60-day
OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery, 60-day
C Jose Lobaton, right shoulder soreness, 15-day
3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 15-day
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Visit of the day
INF Sean Rodriguez, RHP James Shields and LHP David Price visited MLB's Fan Cave in New York City on Wednesday, touring the facility, meeting the Cave-dwellers who "work" there watching games and enjoying some fun and games. But the joke was on Shields and Price — and Rodriguez was in on it — as they were filmed, ostensibly for a commercial, doing a number of increasingly silly stunts. "We got pranked," Shields said.
Quotes of the day
"I'd rather have Joe come out there and run for me than a pitcher."
LF Desmond Jennings, on the prospect of being pinch-run for due to his sore knee
"Me, actually? No he doesn't."
Maddon, in response