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Rays: Happy memories in Arlington

Rays at Rangers

When/where: 8:05 tonight; Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-1, 2.61)

RANGERS: RH Nick Tepesch (4-7, 4.46)

On Hellickson: Coming off strong seven-inning outing at Oakland, allowing two hits. Has never beaten the Rangers in five regular- and postseason starts, going 0-4, 5.32.

On Tepesch: Coming off solid outing vs. White Sox. Rangers are 5-8 in his starts. Beat Rays in his major-league debut on April 9, 2013, working 71/3 innings, his longest outing.

Key matchups

Rays VS. TEPESCH

Desmond Jennings 2-for-4

Matt Joyce 0-for-3

James Loney 1-for-3

RANGERS VS. HELLICKSON

Elvis Andrus 2-for-13, HR

Adrian Beltre 3-for-8, HR

(Includes playoffs)

On deck

Wednesday: at Rangers, 8:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (7-6, 3.33); Rangers — RH Miles Mikolas (1-4, 6.57)

Thursday: at Rangers, 8:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (8-9, 3.89); Rangers — RH Yu Darvish (10-7, 3.06)

Friday: Yankees, 7:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (7-6, 3.41); Yankees — RHP Brandon McCarthy (4-1, 2.21)

Saturday: Yankees, 4:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (6-10, 3.98); Yankees — RH Hiroki Kuroda (7-8, 4.03)

Sunday: Yankees, 1:40. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-1, 2.61); Yankees — LH Chris Capuano (0-1, 2.84)

Memory of the day

Walking into the visiting clubhouse in Arlington stirred some special memories for the Rays. That's because their last visit was a big party, as they were squirting champagne in celebration of winning Game 163 and earning their way into the wild-card game. "I remember jumping in David (Price)'s arms and celebrating," RHP Jeremy Hellickson. "It was just a good time … a lot of fun."

Tweets of the day

@DurhamBulls: GRAND SLAM WIL MYERS. Can we keep him @RaysBaseball?

@RaysBaseball: Only if you feed him and take him for walks.

@DurhamBulls: Deal. We'll even give him a hair cut.

Rays: Happy memories in Arlington 08/11/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 11, 2014 11:42pm]
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