Price right at home: Price has won three of his last four, but is coming off a loss in his last start, giving up three earned runs over six innings against the Marlins. He has been strong at home, going 4-1 with a 1.94 ERA in six career starts.
Kennedy's struggles: Kennedy, acquired from the Yankees, is winless in his last six starts, including a loss his last time out, giving up three earned runs in 62/3 against the Tigers. He's a reverse-split pitcher, tougher on lefties (who have hit .211 against him) than righties (.251).
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Brother acts quote of the day
"Justin always would quit because once B.J. got to hit he stayed in the field a long time."
Manny Upton, father, on the usual outcome of the front-yard games between sons B.J. and Justin. Mother Yvonne, left, sported a special jersey Friday.
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Brother acts, part I
CF B.J. Upton is the third Ray to play against his brother. One of the other two is easy: INF Willy Aybar meets up several times a year with SS Erick of the Angels. The other? C Javier Valentin faced off in 2003 with INF John, then of the White Sox.
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Brother acts, part II
There are currently eight sets of brothers in the majors:
Aybar: Erick (Angels), Willy (Rays)
Drew: Stephen (D'backs), J.D. (Red Sox)
Hairston: Jerry (Padres), Scott (Padres)
LaRoche: Adam (D'backs), Andy (Pirates)
Molina: Bengie (Giants), Jose (Jays), Yadier (Cardinals)
Nix: Jayson (Indians), Laynce (Reds)
Upton: B.J. (Rays), Justin (D'backs)
Weaver: Jeff (Dodgers), Jered (Angels)