Number of the day
10 Rays on the disabled list after LHP Jeff Believeau was put there with shoulder soreness. It's also the number of rookies who will play for the Rays this season, when Ryan Brett and C.J. Riefenhauser enter a game. That's the most in the majors.
The Rays have already had five games where their starting pitcher lasted more than six innings and allowed no more than two hits. No team in the last 100 years has matched that feat in its first 10 games.
Rays vs. Yankees
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Fox Sports 1; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Tickets: $21-$300, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
Promotion: Alex Cobb Gumby figurine
Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (2-0, 0.61)
yankees:RH Masahiro Tanaka (1-1, 7.00)
On Odorizzi: Off to a historic start, as the third AL pitcher in the last century to win back-to-back starts of at least six innings while allowing no more than two hits or one run. Ranks in the top five in the league in ERA, innings, wins and opponents' average. Is 2-1 with a save in five appearances against the Yankees.
On Tanaka: Has lasted nine total innings in his two starts this year. Coming off of a win over Boston where he allowed three earned runs in five innings. Gave up three runs in eight innings in his only previous start against the Rays.
Matt Baker, Times staff writer