Last year, Tampa Bay played the role as "best spoiler," driving the Yankees (in particular) crazy down the stretch. This weekend, the A's hope the Devil Rays play more like their overall record than their home record--which is actually three games over .500.
Danny Haren takes the mound tonight, opposed by James Shields. Ol' cranky-back, Mark Kotsay, gets the night off in the first of six consecutive games on turf. The lineups: