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Rays: Lobaton will never lack for ice cream

Quote of the day

"It would have been unbelievably embarrassing to lose 3 straight to these guys — especially these guys."

Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg, on the Red Sox

A real ice-cream treat

The folks at St. Petersburg-based Working Cow Ice Cream were thrilled that the Rays won Monday, even more excited to read of homer-hitting Jose Lobaton's love of their specialty. "We were saying, we've got to get this guy some ice cream," owner Tim Pappas said. Through mutual friends they got in touch with Lobaton's wife to find out his favorite flavor (coconut) and hooked him up Tuesday with three-gallon containers of Malibu Coconut Rum, Toasted Coconut with Chocolate Flakes and Almond Joy, plus a T-shirt. Lobaton was appreciative, and Pappas said they'd be open to naming a special flavor after him.

Number of the day


Times in a 10-day span the Rays played a win-or-go-home game.

AL Division Series

Red Sox win 3-1

Upcoming schedule

AL Championship Series

Saturday, Game 1: A's or Tigers at Red Sox, time TBA

Sunday, Game 2: A's or Tigers at Red Sox, time TBA

Monday: Off day

Tuesday, Game 3: Red Sox at A's or Tigers, time TBA

Oct. 15, Game 4: Red Sox at A's or Tigers, time TBA

Oct. 16, Game 5*: Red Sox at A's or Tigers, time TBA

Oct. 17: Off day

Oct. 19, Game 6*: A's or Tigers at Red Sox, time TBA

Oct. 20, Game 7*: A's or Tigers at Red Sox, time TBA

* if necessary

Rays postseason results

2008 ALDS Beat White Sox, 3-1

2008 ALCS Beat Red Sox, 4-3

2008 World Series Lost to Phillies 4-1

2010 ALDS Lost to Rangers 3-2

2011 ALDS Lost to Rangers 3-1

2013 AL wild-card game Beat Indians

2013 ALDS Lost 3-1 to Red Sox

Most postseason appearances since 2008

4 — Rays (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013)

4 — Cardinals (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)

4 — Yankees (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

4 — Phillies (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Most postseason games since 2008

Phillies — 43

Yankees — 38

Cardinals — 38

Rangers — 34

Giants — 31

Rays — 30

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays: Lobaton will never lack for ice cream 10/08/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:55am]
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