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By MARC TOPKIN, Times Staff Writer
Published September 27, 2007
Milestone numbers of the day
34 Consecutive at-bats without a hit by SS Josh Wilson, three shy of Jose Cruz's team record
118 RBIs by Carlos Pena, breaking Jorge Cantu's 2005 team record of 117.
184 Hits by Delmon Young, tying Rocco Baldelli's 2003 team rookie record.
7 Strikeouts needed tonight by Scott Kazmir to surpass the Twins' Johan Santana for the AL lead.
Tonight: Rays vs. Yankees
When/where: 7:10; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
TV/radio: FSN; 1250-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Promotion: For a $2 donation, fans can win game-worn jersey in the "Shirts Off Our Back" event; also Jonny Gomes, Akinori Iwamura, B.J. Upton and Delmon Young will sign autographs from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.
Probable pitchers: Rays - LHP Scott Kazmir (13-9, 3.54); Yankees - RHP Phil Hughes (4-3, 4.80)
Rays info: (727) 825-3250
Watch for ...
Great Scott: Scott Kazmir's relative success against the Yankees (2-3, 3.20 ERA in eight starts) is a result of his dominance of Alex Rodriguez, who is just 2-for-18 (.111) against him.
Hughes guys: Phil Hughes got roughed up in his only start against the Rays, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks in getting knocked out in the fifth.
Fond farewell: The Rays wrap up the home portion of their schedule.
Friday: at Toronto, 7:07, no TV. Rays - Andy Sonnanstine (6-9, 5.80); Jays - Dustin McGowan (11-10, 4.07)
Saturday: at Toronto, 1:07, no TV. Rays - Edwin Jackson (5-15, 5.96); Jays - Jesse Litsch (7-9, 3.94)