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Rays' Kiermaier shows off dexterity with helmet catch

Special K

CF Kevin Kiermaier had three hits and an impressive running catch Saturday. But what he was most proud of was having the dexterity to reach behind his back to catch his helmet when it fell off as he slowed down heading to third base. "That's why they call it The Show," he joked. "Who else can do that?"

Quote of the day

"I haven't been up that late in a while."

— Manager Kevin Cash, after getting back around 11 from Saturday's night game in Sarasota, saying he had been going to bed around 9:30.

Our ringside expert

OF Brandon Guyer is a rabid UFC fan, and he was watching intently Saturday night as featherweight champ Conor McGregor — the Mike Trout-type star of his sport — was upset as he moved up in weight classes. "I feel like last night kind of changed the landscape of the UFC," Guyer said. "He went up two weight classes, and the punches that would knock out the guys in the lower weight classes weren't knocking out that guy. And he predicted a first-round finish so he put everything into every punch, so when he didn't do it, I think mentally and physically he was exhausted."

The dish Rays at Red Sox

1:05 today, JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers

Tickets: $5-48. Available through redsox.com, toll-free 1-888-733-7696 (RED-SOX6)

Rays ticket info: See below

Pitchers: Rays — Matt Moore, Steve Geltz, Taylor Guerrieri, Adam Wilk, Kyle McPherson, Adam Reifer, Parker Markel; Red Sox — Henry Owens, Noe Ramirez, Robbie Ross Jr., Kyle Martin, Williams Jerez, Pat Light, William Cuevas

Heads-up

Most if not all of the expected starting infield will be together today with 2B Logan Forsythe, SS Brad Miller, 3B Evan Longoria and 1Bs Logan Morrison and Steve Pearce scheduled to make the trip.

On deck

Tuesday: at Tigers (Lakeland), 1:05. Rays — Erasmo Ramirez; Tigers — Shane Greene

Wednesday: vs. Blue Jays, 1:05. Rays — Chris Archer; Jays — TBA

Thursday: vs. Pirates, 1:05. Rays — Drew Smyly; Pirates — TBA

Exhibition schedule

Rays tickets: Range from $10-29, available at raysbaseball.com, calling toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS), and at CSP or Tropicana Field box offices, team Tampa Store (400 N Tampa St.). Prices increase to $15-$32 on March 12-13.

All games 1:05 p.m. unless noted.

March

11 at Pirates

12 vs. Yankees

13 vs. Red Sox, at Jays

14 at Braves

15 vs. Phillies

17 at Phillies

18 vs. Red Sox

19 vs. Orioles

20 at Orioles

22 at Cuban national team (Havana)

23 at Twins

24 at Yanks, 6:35

25 vs. Twins

26 at Pirates, 6:05

27 vs. Jays

29 at Jays

30 vs. Red Sox

31 vs. Pirates

April

1 at Braves, at Tigers

Rays' Kiermaier shows off dexterity with helmet catch 03/06/16 [Last modified: Sunday, March 6, 2016 9:37pm]
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