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Friday, August 9th (All times Eastern)

Tampa Bay Rays (66-47) at Los Angeles Dodgers (64-50), 10:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Tampa Bay - David Price (6-5, 3.36) Los Angeles - Chris Capuano (4-6, 4.16)

(Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Rays make their first-ever trip to Dodger Stadium on Friday when they open a three-game interleague series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Rays are the last remaining big league club to have never played at Dodger Stadium.

Tampa Bay entered the day trailing Boston by two games in the American League East race. The Rays were swept in a two-game set in Arizona on Wednesday, 9-8.

Tampa Bay's bullpen was forced to log overtime when starter Chris Archer had to leave the game in the second inning with tightness in his right forearm. And while the offense managed to plate eight runs, it also watched Arizona turn a team-record six double plays.

Los Angeles has won two straight and 23 of its last 28 games overall to open a 5 1/2-game lead over Arizona in the National League West. The Dodgers took three of four from the Cardinals in St. Louis this week.

On Thursday, L.A. cruised to a 5-1 win behind Hyun-Jin Ryu, who allowed just one unearned run in seven innings while striking out seven and walking nobody. A.J. Ellis delivered a three-run home run in the fifth.

The Dodgers will turn to Chris Capuano for Friday's series opener. The left- hander held the Cubs scoreless over 6 1/3 innings his last time out. Capuano has not lost since July 4 and has allowed one earned run or none in seven of his 14 starts this season.

"There's definitely a sense of trying to follow the other acts (in the starting rotation)," he said. "I'm just trying to follow and do my job."

Meanwhile, Rays starter David Price has tasted defeat only once since his July 2 return from the disabled list with a strained left triceps. After posting a 5.24 ERA before the injury, Price has gone 5-1 with a 1.57 ERA in seven starts since coming off the DL.

"I'm going to make people prove to me that they can hit my best stuff," Price said. "If they do that, then I'll look to change. But until then I'm extremely competitive. I want to go out there and go nine every time and not allow a base runner, a base hit or a walk, or anything. That's the way I've always been, and I don't plan on changing."

Carl Crawford is facing the organization he spent nine years with before landing with Boston and then Los Angeles. He is 0-for-9 lifetime against his former teammate, Price.

08/09 10:29:13 ET

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    Wednesday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

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Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Final
NCSU 78
ND 81
Final
CHI 84
MIA 96
Final
CLE 108
OKC 98
Final
NOP 109
DAL 106
Final
ORL 99
IND 106
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PHO 100
LAC 120
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ATL 112
MIN 100
Final
TOR 114
DET 110
 
Final
SAN 101
MIL 95
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GSW 114
BOS 111
Final
DEN 115
WAS 117
4th
LAL 74
HOU 89
 
Final
UCONN 66
SFLA 53
Final
GT 62
BC 64
Final
VT 47
UVA 50
Final
OSU 82
IND 70
Final
UCF 46
CIN 56
Final
WICHS 74
DRAK 40
Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Final
MAR 73
FAIR 67
 
Final
HART 61
MAINE 70
 
Final
MAN 71
MON 64
 
Final
PRIN 96
ROWAN 48
 
Final
SIENA 55
PETE 69
 
Final
RIU 53
BONA 48
Final
BING 54
USB 61
 
Final
MLOWELL 50
VERM 61
 
Final
BUT 77
SHU 57
Final
SALA 55
YALE 72
 
Final
PITT 68
LOU 80
Final
ILLST 53
NIOWA 54
Final
GTDNS 69
UMBC 55
 
Final
IONA 87
NIAG 64
 
Final
TENST 55
BEL 63
 
Final
NCSU 78
ND 81
Final
VILL 71
CREI 50
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MD 68
NW 67
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UTAH 77
WASH 56
Final
TEAMFOLI 12
TEAMTOEWS 17
Final
CARTER 28
IRVIN 32