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Rays: Duo bringing families, friends to St. Louis

Today: Off

Next game: at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. Tuesday

Probable pitchers: Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (5-8, 4.01); Cards — RH Adam Wainwright (12-4, 1.83)

On deck

Wednesday: at Cardinals, 7:15. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (5-6, 4.08); Cards — RH Lance Lynn (11-6, 3.13)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Saturday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:40. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

July 28: vs. Brewers, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Brewers — TBA

July 29: vs Brewers, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Brewers — TBA

July 30: vs. Brewers, 12:10. Rays — TBA; Brewers — TBA

July 31: Off; trade deadline at 4 p.m.

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, 60-day, right knee surgery, eligible to return May 29 (targeting post-All-Star break)

• OF David DeJesus, 15-day, left hand fracture, eligible July 3 (targeting early August)

• C Ryan Hanigan, 15-day, left oblique strain, eligible July 24 (targeting early August)

• LHP Matt Moore, 60-day, left elbow surgery, eligible April 22 (out for the season)

• INF Jerry Sands, 15-day, left wrist surgery, eligible July 8 (out for season)

• OF Wil Myers, 60-day, right wrist fracture, eligible July 30 (targeting mid August)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Meet me in St. Louis

Tuesday will be a big day for two Rays who grew up near St. Louis, RHP Jake Odorizzi (right) in Highland, Ill., and Ben Zobrist a few hours away in Eureka. Odorizzi said at least 150 family and friends — and maybe up to 500 — are coming to his Tuesday start, and Zobrist has arranged for two charter buses to bring his 90-plus relatives.

Goodbye, Mr. Garner

Rays manager Joe Maddon noted the passing of actor James Garner (right). "I was a big huge fan," Maddon said. "It began with Maverick, and then The Rockford Files. I couldn't get enough of that. Jimmy Rockford, with his cool Firebird, then hanging out at the beach in his little trailer. All that stuff."

How high was it?

3B Evan Longoria looked a bit ungraceful in catching Kendrys Morales' eighth-inning pop-up near the mound, falling backward then tumbling over. "I'm just happy I stayed with it," he said. Manager Joe Maddon marveled at how high the ball was hit. "That's the highest outdoor popup I've ever seen," he said. "That would have put a hole in our roof (at the Trop). It was that high."

Rays: Duo bringing families, friends to St. Louis 07/20/14 [Last modified: Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:02pm]
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