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Rays: Dress rehearsal for Memorial Day

Rays at Blue Jays

When/where: 4:37 today; Rogers Centre, Toronto

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (2-2, 5.82)

Jays: LH Mark Buehrle (1-3, 6.33)

On Hellickson: Coming off ugly win at Baltimore, allowing team-record-tying eight earned runs. Has done well vs. the Jays, 3-2, 3.19, not allowing more than three earned runs in any of his seven starts.

On Buehrle: Adjustment to Toronto has been tough, allowing five or more runs in six of his nine starts. Since throwing perfect game vs. Rays in July 2009, is 0-1, 10.97 in two starts vs. them.

Key matchups


Yunel Escobar 4-for-9

Evan Longoria 7-for-21, HR

Jose Molina 10-for-30, HR


Jose Bautista 5-for-13, HR

Edwin Encarnacion 6-for-20, HR

Adam Lind 5-for-12

On deck

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Yankees, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (2-4, 5.24); Yankees — RH David Phelps (2-2, 3.83)

Saturday: vs. Yankees, 4:10, Sun Sports. Rays — LH Matt Moore (8-0, 2.29); Yankees — RH Vidal Nuno (1-1, 1.13)

Sunday: vs. Yankees, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 5.40); Yankees — LH CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.43)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Going camo — on the field

The Rays sported camo gear for fun on the flight to Baltimore, but they will wear it for real Monday, as MLB has teams in caps and jerseys trimmed with USMC trademarked Digital Camo for Memorial Day. The items are already for sale on, with all net proceeds to the Welcome Back Veterans group.

Tweets of the day

At 12:50 Tuesday, injured Rays pitcher David Price posted on @DAVIDprice14: "I don't know what to do with myself!!!! Miserable...I'm gonna just fly myself to Toronto and sit in the stands to cheer today and tomorrow"

At 12:56, the folks running the Tampa airport account, @FlyTPA, posted: "The next nonstop flight to Toronto is @WestJet at 1:55pm. Can you get here in an hour?"

Quote of the day

"All's I want to do is help this team win and it feels like I'm doing the complete opposite."

RHP Jeremy Hellickson, who starts today.

Rays: Dress rehearsal for Memorial Day 05/21/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:57pm]
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