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Rays: Hellickson headphones; Cobb's out pitch; Fuld's dad assist

Rays vs. Red Sox

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $14-210, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Cobb (6-2, 2.39)

RED SOX: RH John Lackey (3-5, 2.79)

On Cobb: Coming off tremendous outing in Detroit, 7⅔ scoreless innings. Is 3rd in AL in ERA. Has been even better lately, 3-0, 2.25 since start of May. Is 2-2, 2.79 in five starts vs. Red Sox.

On Lackey: Veteran has been pitching well, 2-1, 1.44 in past four starts. Has earned a decision in past 19 starts vs. Rays (most for any opponent), going 12-7, 4.30.

On deck

Tuesday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (3-6, 5.03); Red Sox — LH Jon Lester (6-2, 3.60)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Heads-up …

The starting pitchers have a good time teasing each other, so when TV man Todd Kalas brought to the clubhouse a set of the Jeremy Hellickson headphones that will be given away to kids next Sunday, Alex Cobb (right) couldn't resist modeling them. Note the cool No. 58 on the one ear cup.

Name game

RHP Alex Cobb liked some of the proposed names sent to his @Acobb53 Twitter account for his out pitch that is a cross between a changeup and split finger, though none better yet than Jeremy Hellickon's suggestion of The Thing. "The Bobbing Cobb was a good one; there's been some other good ones," Cobb said. "But Helly's is nice and quick and easy, so we'll see." Among others: Cobbinator, Clobbe, Cobb-N-Bob, Shucker.

Quote of the day

"I'm thinking about moving my dad down here because I seem to hit really well when he's in attendance."

OF Sam Fuld, who hit his first home run Sunday in more than two years

Rays: Hellickson headphones; Cobb's out pitch; Fuld's dad assist 06/09/13 [Last modified: Sunday, June 9, 2013 10:47pm]
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