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Rays: Devils Rays flag leads to Cubs-Rays tweets

Rays at Cubs

When/where: 4:05 today; Wrigley Field, Chicago

TV/radio: Sun Sports, WGN; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (7-9, 4.09)

Cubs: RH Edwin Jackson (6-11, 5.66)

On Odorizzi: Lasted only three innings Sunday, throwing 46 pitches in the first. Ranks sixth in the majors with 10.03 strikeouts per nine innings. Is 2-2, 4.34 in interleague play. First game against the Cubs.

On Jackson: Former Ray beat the Dodgers on Sunday to end a seven-start winless streak in which he was 0-4, 7.39. Is 3-1, 2.25 in four starts against the Rays, including a June 2010 no-hitter for Arizona.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Jackson

Yunel Escobar 0-for-9

Matt Joyce 2-for-12

James Loney 7-for-14

Ben Zobrist 2-for-11, HR

Cubs vs. Odorizzi

Chris Coghlan 2-for-3

Justin Ruggiano 1-for-2, HR

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Name game

That was, indeed, a Devil Rays flag hanging outside Wrigley Field on Friday morning, a sign of the times from Tampa Bay's last visit in 2003. After the Rays sent a friendly tweet, joking about one of the Cubs' former names, the Cubs tweeted back and switched it to a second Cubs flag.

Tweets of the day

Hey, @Cubs, look for that Orphans flag next time you're at our place.


@RaysBaseball We take it this didn't fit the spirit of our "fauxback" series. The flag's down. Let us know if you want it for your archives.


Rays: Devils Rays flag leads to Cubs-Rays tweets 08/08/14 [Last modified: Friday, August 8, 2014 10:13pm]
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