Number of the day
3 Error-free games by the Rays this spring, including Saturday's. Tampa Bay entered the day with a majors-most 18 errors and 16 unearned runs allowed. Among Saturday's defensive jewels: a first-inning 6-4-3 double play started by SS Tim Beckham after Matt Moore allowed a leadoff single. "I just think that having the defense right there with that pickup and being able to pound the zone like I did was the combination for a good day," Moore said.
Number of the day II
15,000 Amount (in dollars) raised by the Rays during their annual "Cut for a Cure" promotion to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. For a $50 donation, fans could pay to have their heads shaved alongside Rays players, coaches and staffers as well receiving a "Cut for a Cure" cap.
The dish Rays (ss) vs. Red Sox
When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte
Tickets: See below
Gates open: 11 a.m.
Directions: Driving time from the bay area is 1½-2 hours. Suggested route: Interstate 75 South to Toledo Blade Road. Go west 6½ miles to El Jobean Road (SR 776). Go right 2 miles. Stadium complex is on left.
Parking: $10, lots open at 10
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Pitchers: Rays — Erasmo Ramirez, Danny Farquhar, Brad Boxberger, Enny Romero, Andrew Bellatti; Red Sox — Rick Porcello, Roenis Elias, Heath Hembree, Tommy Layne, Carson Smith, William Cuevas, Williams Jerez
Rays (ss) at Blue Jays
When/where: 1:05 today; Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin
Tickets: $18-33, via bluejays.com calling 888-525-5297.
Pitchers: Rays — Taylor Guerrieri, Jacob Faria, Jaime Schultz; Blue Jays — Aaron Sanchez, Gavin Floyd, Arnold Leon, David Aardsma, Pat Venditte
Manager Kevin Cash will stay with the home team in Port Charlotte, and bench coach Tom Foley will manage in Dunedin.
Monday: at Braves, 1:05. Rays — Chris Archer; Braves — TBA
Tuesday: vs. Phillies, 1:05. Rays — Drew Smyly; Phillies — TBA
Rays tickets: Range from $15-32, available at raysbaseball.com, by calling toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS), and at CSP or Tropicana Field box offices, team Tampa Store (400 N Tampa St.). All games 1:05 p.m. unless noted.
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