Good Garza: Garza has won his past two starts, giving up three earned runs in each. He has fared well against the Red Sox, going 7-3 with a 3.40 ERA in 15 starts.
Bounce back: Matsuzaka was beaten by the Rays in his last start, when he labored but gave up just three runs over six innings. He is 2-5 with a 4.10 ERA in 10 career starts against Tampa Bay.
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All-Star plans of the day
LF Carl Crawford's highlight-reel catch in last year's All-Star Game to rob Brad Hawpe of a potential home run helped him earn game MVP honors. What will Crawford do this year as an encore? "I don't know; we'll see," Crawford said. "As a starter, you don't get much time, so whatever I plan on doing, I better do it quick."
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All-Star plans, part II
Though LHP David Price looks forward to pitching in his first All-Star Game, he acknowledged his favorite part might come beforehand. "Probably just sitting there during the home run derby, that's probably going to be the coolest part. I'll have to go get a recorder, or use my flip video or something like that."
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Number of the day
15 Of the Rays' 21 runs in the four-game Twins series came in the seventh inning or later.