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Rays to throw first pitch of 2017 season



The Rays will throw the first pitch of the 2017 season, with MLB announcing a 1:10 start for the April 2 game against the Yankees at Tropicana Field, with ESPN providing national coverage.

The Rays-Yankees game will be one of three games shown on Sunday, with four more on Monday, April 3, as part of an opening-day showcase, commissioner Rob Manfred announced in Chicago at the conclusion of the owners meetings.

The Rays also threw the final pitch of the 2016 regular season, with Erasmo Ramirez striking out Delino DeShields to secure their 6-4, 10-inning win at Texas.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 17, 2016 3:01pm]


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