Photos: The last Rays home game at Charlotte Sports Park

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SP_303855_BORC_rays_1d Times Photos By James Borchuck

Fans pour into the gates at 11:00 today, April 1, 2009,  for the last home Rays game against the Twins at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte. Attendance for spring training games was up for the Rays and they broke the 100,000 mark for the first time in franchise history.


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Scott Kazmir signs autographs before the last home game.
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Fans watch Jeff Niemann warm up in the bullpen.

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Fans watch the Twins take batting practice this afternoon.

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Gabe Gross is congratulated in the dugout by Joe Maddon after his fifth inning solo homer off of Philip Humber which tied the game at 1-1.

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Matt Joyce hits a double in the fourth inning

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 James Shields delivers in the first.

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Susan Rossi of Punta Gorda thanks the Rays for relocating their spring home to Port Charlotte before the last home Rays game against the Twins at Charlotte Sports Park.

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Akinori Iwamura beat out R.A. Dickey to first in the first inning. 

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Fans watch the last Rays home game against the Twins

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Matt Joyce bats in front of a packed crowd this afternoon.

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Fans watch the last home spring training game between the Rays and Twins

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Chris Richard throws his hat to the crowd after the game.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:45am]

    

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