Your Tampa Bay Rays look to continue a brief homestand success, having taken two of three games in their last two series since being swept in Toronto, as the Texas Rangers come to town for a three game series starting Monday night.
The Rangers enter with a 67-49 record and a comfortable 8.5 game lead in the American League West division. Meanwhile, the Rays at 71-46 have clawed back to within a game of the AL East leading Yankees.
Tonight's pitching match-up is particularly intriguing in that the Rangers will start Cliff Lee, who was among the most sought-after arms in baseball prior to the trade deadline and was mentioned in early rumors as possibly being headed to the Rays. The Rays will counter with David Price who leads the A.L. in wins with 15. This will be the first time in the history of Tropicana Field that two left handed pitchers with at least ten wins and ERAs under 3.00 have faced off.