Advertisement
  1. Archive

WATCH FOR

Wading in: Davis is coming off one of his best starts Sunday, when he worked a season-high 71/3 innings and allowed just two runs against Arizona. He has fared well against the AL Central, going 3-0 with a 1.37 ERA in four career starts.

Bounce back: Liriano, who has lost his past three starts, got roughed up in his last outing, giving up six runs over six innings against the Tigers. He is 2-1 with a 2.39 ERA in four career starts against the Rays.

* * *

Key matchups

TWINS VS. DAVIS

(has never faced)

RAYS VS. LIRIANO

Carl Crawford.................2-for-8

Kelly Shoppach...............4-for-8

B.J. Upton.......................4-for-8

* * *

Did you know?

LF Carl Crawford is just the third player to have at least seven four-hit games by the All-Star break, joining Mike Sweeney (eight with the Royals in 2000) and Willie Davis (seven with the Dodgers in 1973).

* * *

In a pinch

Though INF Reid Brignac, left, said he had never been a pinch-hitter in his professional career before this season, he has been flourishing this year. He entered Friday hitting .357 (5-for-14), which led the American League. Manager Joe Maddon pointed out how Brignac, like most good pinch-hitters, likes to hit early in the count. "He's uncanny," Maddon said.

* * *

Number of the day

23 Consecutive road games in which Ben Zobrist had hit safely, a club record. He went 0-for-4 Friday.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement