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Spring training

Rays: Brandon Guyer robbed by MVP

Who is this Ray?

LHP from Tennessee Tech. Drafted by Rays in 2010 21st round. Has 2.95 ERA in four minor-league seasons.

The dish

Rays vs. Twins

When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. Radio: 620-AM

Tickets: Reserved seats $19-$29, berm/boardwalk $10. Available through and Ticketmaster, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store.

Gates open: 11 a.m.

Directions: Driving time from bay area is 11/2-2 hours. Suggested route: Interstate 75 south to Exit 179 (Toledo Blade Road), west 61/2 miles (crossing U.S. 41) to El Jobean Road (SR 776), right 2 miles, complex is on left.

Parking: $10; lots open at 10.

Pitchers: Rays — RH Alex Cobb, RH Grant Balfour, RH Joel Peralta, LH Adam Liberatore, RH Steve Geltz, LH Braulio Lara, RH Sam Runion, RH Santiago Garrido; Twins — RH Ricky Nolasco, RH Anthony Swarzak

On deck

Monday: vs. Phillies, 1:05. Rays — LH Matt Moore; Phillies — TBA

Tuesday: at Red Sox, 1:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer; Red Sox — TBA

Exhibition schedule

All games 1:05 unless noted.


5 Yankees

6 at Orioles

7 at Blue Jays

8 Pirates

9 at Yankees

10 at Red Sox

11 Twins

12 at Blue Jays

13 Pirates

14 at Braves

15 (ss) Blue Jays; at Pirates

16 Red Sox

17 OFF

18 at Twins, 7:05

19 at Orioles

20 Twins, 7:05

21 Blue Jays

22 Orioles

23 at Red Sox

24 at Twins

25 Red Sox

26 Orioles 7:05

27 at Orioles, 7:05

28 at Tigers

29 at AA Montgomery (Ala.), 3:05

Who is this Ray: LHP Adam Liberatore

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Quote of the day

"I can't believe that happened."

Minor-league INF Cameron Seitzer (right), on hitting the tying homer against the Pirates in the ninth inning of his first Grapefruit League game

An MVP moment

OF Brandon Guyer's second-inning blast to center looked like a no-doubt double. But Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen, the reigning National League MVP, raced back for a leaping catch against the wall. "That's what happens when you hit it to him," Guyer said. "I'm pretty sure he'll do that many times this year."

Rays: Brandon Guyer robbed by MVP 03/01/14 [Last modified: Saturday, March 1, 2014 8:47pm]
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