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Rays: Fast facts on Wil Myers' debut

Rays at Red Sox

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Fenway Park, Boston

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (4-3, 5.67)

RED SOX: RH Ryan Dempster (4-7, 4.21)

On Hellickson: Has allowed an AL-high 54 earned runs, a staggering 28 with two outs. Coming off rough start vs. Royals, allowing 8 runs in the sixth inning. Is 3-2, 4.26 in 11 games vs. Red Sox.

On Dempster: Shut Rays down on April 15, allowing 1 run and striking out 10 over 7 innings. Has won 2 of 3 after an 0-4, 6.41 five-game stretch. Is 3-4, 3.88 in 9 starts vs. Rays, though only the 1 since 2008.

Wil Myers numbers of they day

1-for-7

Performance for the day

3

Times swung at first pitch

9

Uniform number

18

Friends and relatives he got tickets for

Wil Myers minutiae of the day

. At 22 years and 190 days, became the youngest player to make his major-league debut in rightfield at Fenway since Boston's Dwight Evans (at 20) in 1972, and youngest visiting player on record (since 1916).

. Fifth Ray to make his debut at Fenway, joining Kerry Robinson, Mike Duvall, Brent Abernathy, Russ Canzler.

. Fifth player in last 5 years to play two games on 1st day in majors, most recently Corban Joseph of the Yankees on May 13.

. Was two days older than Evan Longoria was for his debut in 2008.

Wil Myers quote of the day

"He had his batting helmet on the first inning even though he was hitting sixth, which I liked. So he was very eager today."

Manager Joe Maddon on the debut.

Rays: Fast facts on Wil Myers' debut 06/18/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:55pm]
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