Rays vs. Orioles
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Tickets: $9-210, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
RAYS: RH Jeremy Hellickson (9-11, 3.20)
ORIOLES: RH Chris Tillman (9-2, 2.78)
On Hellickson: Has one win in his past seven starts but has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six. Is 5-3, 2.49 in 11 appearances (10 starts) against the Orioles.
On Tillman: Has been one of the O's most consistent pitchers, allowing a combined four earned runs in past five starts. Is 1-2, 4.68 in six starts against Rays.
RAYS VS. TILLMAN
Evan Longoria 4-for-10, HR
Ben Zobrist 3-for-16, 2 HRs
Matt Joyce 3-for-9
ORIOLES VS. HELLICKSON
Adam Jones 8-for-26, 3 HRs
Robert Andino 2-for-14
J.J. Hardy 6-for-25, HR
• First pitcher to lose with 15+ Ks, 0 BB, 2 hits or fewer
• Second pitcher to lose with 15+ Ks, 0 BB and 1 earned run or fewer (Dwight Gooden, 1984)
• Third pitcher to lose in complete game with 15+ Ks and 2 hits or fewer
• Fifth pitcher to lose 1-0 with 15 Ks. (First since Pedro Martinez vs. Rays, May 6, 2000)
All since 1918, per baseball-reference.com
Joe Smith, Times staff writer
Quote of the day
"In a couple days, the wildlife of America better watch out, because I'm taking out all my frustration on God's furry little creatures."
DH Luke Scott, an avid hunter, joking about his immediate postseason plans
With CF B.J. Upton heading for free agency, and likely a large payday, tonight could be his last game in a Rays uniform. Upton has been with Tampa Bay his entire career (since getting drafted No. 2 overall in 2002), the team's longest-tenured player.
Gesture of the day
Manager Joe Maddon sent Orioles manager Buck Showalter a "nice bottle of red wine," as congratulations for their season. "One of my faves," Maddon said. Showalter appreciated the gesture and said he hoped to partake in it after tonight's regular-season finale.