Manager Joe Maddon was thrilled that nearly 100 people - including his mom, Beanie, and sister, Carmine - came on two buses from his hometown of Hazleton, Pa., to Saturday's game. Even better, they brought some of his favorite foods - from the Third Base Luncheonette and Senape's Bakery. "The important thing is, are the hoagies and the pitza here also?" he joked. "That's what we want to make sure."
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Deal of the day
After blowing his first save, closer Jonathan Papelbon went into the dugout and made an offer: "Five grand to whoever walks this guy off." Jim Thome cashed it in, with a homer off Jake McGee, and when he crossed the plate said, "I want that check." Papelbon said he wrote it; Thome claimed later that no money changed hands.
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On Rays: Price beat the Nats on Tuesday and has gone seven or more innings in seven of his past nine starts. Ramos is likely to come out of the bullpen to start, with LHP Alex Torres, who was called up, among those in reserve.
On Phils: It's quite a dynamic duo the Phils will have with two of the game's top lefties. Hamels shut the Rays down twice in '08 Series, and Lee has gone 6-5, 2.87 in 13 regular-season starts, plus 2-0, 1.13 in 2010 playoffs.