07/31/05 9:19 PM ET
Rolling Rays kick off series in Texas
Tampa Bay (40-66) at Texas (53-51), 8:05 p.m. ET
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Right-hander Seth McClung will start for the Rays. McClung is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA on the road this season.
Right-hander Chris Young will start for the Rangers. Young is 5-4 with a 4.47 at home in 2005.
After finishing their three-game series against the Rangers, the Rays will finish out their 12-game road trip at Anaheim, Baltimore and Cleveland.
TB: RHP Seth McClung
1-6, 6.63 ERA in 2005
0-0, 3.38 ERA vs. TEX in 2005 TEX: RHP Chris Young
8-6, 4.54 ERA in 2005
Has not faced TB in 2005 Player to watch
Julio Lugo had 40 hits in July and hit safely in nine of the Rays' 10 games on their homestand.
"We like each other over here. Whatever happened, happened." -- Lugo, on the passing of Sunday's trade deadline without any activity by the Devil Rays
Official game notes On television
TEX: FSN-HDRSTN On radio
TB: 1250 WHNZ AM, 1400 AM (Español)
TEX: KRLD 1080 Quick hits
The Rays left 14 runners on base on Sunday. ... Travis Lee's second-inning home run traveled 382 feet. ... Rays manager Lou Piniella passed Hall of Famer Clark Griffith for 18th place on the all-time list for managerial wins. ... Pete LaForest collected his first multi-hit game since his Major League debut on Sept. 2, 2003. On deck
Wednesday: at Texas, 8:05 p.m. ET
Thursday: at Texas, 8:05 p.m. ET
Friday: at Anaheim, 10:05 p.m. ET
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.