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Rays: Camo attire, ace high jinks, goodbye to Office

Rays at Orioles

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Camden Yards, Baltimore

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers:

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 5.25)

Orioles: RH Jason Hammel (5-1, 4.93)

Holding on: Hellickson is winless in his last four starts and has struggled to hold a lead. He is 6-3 with a 2.70 ERA in 13 career appearances (12 starts) against Baltimore.

Familiar face: Hammel, a former Ray, has won three of his past four but allowed six runs in four innings in a no-decision against the Twins his last time out. He is 1-0 with a 3.72 ERA in two career starts against Tampa Bay.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Hammel

James Loney 9-for-31, 3 HRs

Yunel Escobar2-for-17

Kelly Johnson 6-for-21, HR

Orioles vs. Hellickson

Chris Davis 8-for-18, HR

Adam Jones 10-for-31, 3 HRs

Nick Markakis 7-for-28, 2 HRs

On deck

Saturday: at Orioles, 4:05, Ch. 13. Rays — Roberto Hernandez (2-4, 4.43); Orioles — Jair Jurrgens (0-0, 0.00)

Sunday: at Orioles, 1:35, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (7-0, 2.44 ); Orioles — Chris Tillman (3-1, 3.40)

Rays disabled list

LHP David Price, left triceps strain, 15-day, eligible May 30

RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 15-day, eligible May 22

RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for the season

RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Fitting outfit

The Rays camo-themed road trip to Baltimore was right "up the alley" for DH Luke Scott, an avid hunter, who brought a rifle bag along. "Unfortunately, I wasn't able to bring my props," he said, smiling. But Scott joked INF Ryan Roberts' tattoo-covered body makes him a natural. "Technically, he can just take off his shirt and he'd be camouflaged enough," Scott said. " 'Tatman' is his own camouflage, so to speak. He's camo full-time."

Saying farewell

Manager Joe Maddon, a fan of The Office, was sad to see NBC's long-running comedy reach its series finale Thursday night, but he admitted it has never been the same since the exit of Steve Carell, who played main character Michael Scott. "It would be like Cheers without Ted Danson," Maddon said. "Like Curb Your Enthusiasm without Larry David; how could that ever work?"

Maddon term of the day


Describing the entertaining "tomfoolery" LHP David Price displays in the dugout

Rays: Camo attire, ace high jinks, goodbye to Office 05/16/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:22pm]
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