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Rays: Catcher Maile nails Pearl Jam karaoke

Clubhouse concert

C Luke Maile's biggest talent may lie behind the dish, but before batting practice Thursday he revealed another during a pregame players-only meeting. All the rookies had to sing karaoke — which included rousing renditions of Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan hits — but Maile's performance of Daughter by Pearl Jam received best in show. Is there a seventh-inning stretch encore of Take Me Out to the Ballgame in his future? "That's a one-time deal, man," Maile said. "I'm quitting while I'm ahead."

By the numbers

Entering Thursday, the Rays had a Grapefruit League-best 29 doubles, six more than the second-place Phillies, and 2B Logan Forsythe added another in the third inning of a win over the Pirates. The Rays also led the league in errors (14) and unearned runs (14).

Spring snapshot

Today the Rays will take part in Snapchat All-Access Day, which will give fans across the league a behind-the-scenes glimpse of spring training baseball. Players can bring phones into the dugout in order to keep fans in the loop through in-game updates via the Snapchat Live Story.

The dish Rays at Pirates

When/where: 1:05 today; McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W, Bradenton.

Tickets: $20-31, via, calling toll-free 1-877-893-2827.

Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)

TV: MLB Network

Pitchers: Rays — Jake Odorizzi, Steve Geltz, Ryan Garton, Blake Snell, Adam Reifer; Pirates — Juan Nicasio, Mark Melancon, Tony Watson, Steven Brault, Chad Kuhl, Trevor Williams, AJ Schugel,

Heads up

RHP Ryan Garton, who spent the 2015 season with the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits, is scheduled to make his third appearance today. Garton is a 2012 graduate of Mitchell High in New Port Richey.

On deck

Saturday: vs. Yankees, 1:05. Rays — Matt Moore; Yankees — TBA

Sunday (split squad): vs. Red Sox, 1:05. Rays — Erasmo Ramirez; Red Sox — TBA. At Blue Jays, 1:05. Rays — Matt Andriese; Blue Jays — TBA

Monday: at Braves, 1:05. Rays — Chris Archer; Braves — TBA

Exhibition schedule

Rays tickets: Range from $10-29, available at, calling toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS), and at CSP or Tropicana Field box offices, team Tampa Store (400 N Tampa St.). Prices increase to $15-$32 this Saturday and Sunday.

All games 1:05 p.m. unless noted.


15 vs. Phillies

17 at Phillies

18 vs. Red Sox

19 vs. Orioles

20 at Orioles

22 at Cuban national team (Havana)

23 at Twins

24 at Yanks, 6:35

25 vs. Twins

26 at Pirates, 6:05

27 vs. Jays

29 at Jays

30 vs. Red Sox

31 vs. Pirates


1 at Braves, at Tigers

Kelly Parsons and Marc Topkin, Times staff writers

Rays: Catcher Maile nails Pearl Jam karaoke 03/10/16 [Last modified: Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:32pm]
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