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Rays: Evidence of Myers' youth

Rays at Red Sox

When/where: 1:05 and 7:10 today; Fenway Park, Boston

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

Probable pitchers

GAME 1

Rays: RH Chris Archer (1-2, 4.80)

RED SOX: RH Alfredo Aceves (3-1, 5.58)

On Archer: Has been inconsistent in three starts this season, including walking four in a four-inning loss to the Red Sox last Tuesday.

On Aceves: Is very tough on the Rays, holding them to a .161 batting average over 20 career appearances (3-1, 2.27).

GAME 2

Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 8.03)

RED SOX: LH Felix Doubront (4-3, 3.91)

On Odorizzi: Is making a spot start as the 26th man, having struggled in two previous starts with the Rays, allowing a combined nine runs over nine innings.

On Doubront: Has given up three earned runs or fewer in each of his past six starts and is 2-1, 3.86 in eight career appearances (five starts) against Tampa Bay.

On deck

Wednesday: at Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (4-3, 5.67); Red Sox — RH Ryan Dempster (4-7, 4.21)

Thursday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — LH Matt Moore (8-3, 4.12); Yankees — RH David Phelps (4-4, 4.08)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Alex Cobb, head, seven-day concussion disabled list

• RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 15-day, eligible May 22

• RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for the season

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September

• LHP David Price, left triceps strain, 15-day, eligible May 31

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Myers Mania fun fact

To illustrate just how young OF Wil Myers, 22, is, Rays PR man Dave Haller tweeted Monday that Myers was born 2½ years after the release of Bull Durham, and also after the likes of Taylor Swift and Lightning star Steven Stamkos. He's the second Rays player (along with RHP Jake Odorizzi) born in the 1990s. But as CBS Sports' Danny Knobler points out, there are 22 players younger than Myers who have played in a big-league game this year.



Maddon's off-day adventure

On his way to Boston, Joe Maddon made a stop in his hometown of Hazleton, Pa., on Monday to attend the grand opening of the Hazleton Integration Project's Hazleton One Community Center.

Shake, shake, shake

The Rays have added KC and the Sunshine Band to the Summer Concert Series. They will play after Rays-Astros game that begins 4:10 p.m. on July 13.

Rays: Evidence of Myers' youth 06/17/13 [Last modified: Monday, June 17, 2013 11:15pm]
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