Advertisement

Our coronavirus coverage is free for the first 24 hours. Find the latest information at tampabay.com/coronavirus. Please consider subscribing or donating.

  1. Archive

WATCH FOR ...

Tough going: Sonnanstine is having a bad year, and he has bad numbers against the Orioles: 2-4, 8.55, allowing 54 hits in 332/3 IP. This season he is 0-2, 16.20.

Turnaround artist: Tillman had lost three straight, then came up with a victory over the Yankees his last time out. He worked six innings vs. the Rays on Aug. 19 but lost.

* * *

Key matchups

Rays vs. Tillman

Burrell....2-for-3 HR

Upton.....1-for-3 HR

Zobrist....1-for-2 HR

O's vs. Sonnanstine

Markakis....5-for-14

Mora.........5-for-13

Roberts.....6-for-15

* * *

Mr. Versatility note of the day

INF-OF Ben Zobrist picked up his 74th RBI Tuesday, matching Mark DeRosa's 2006 mark for the most (since at least 1954) by a player starting at six or more positions. Zobrist has started at 2B (74 games), 3B (1), SS (6), LF (1), CF (4) and RF (32).

* * *

Mr. Consistency note of the day

SS Jason Bartlett is seeking to join Florida's Hanley Ramirez as the only shortstops since 1900 with season totals of at least a .325 average, 15 homers and 25 steals. Bartlett is .327-14-24. Yankees SS Derek Jeter (.332-17-26) could do it, too.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement