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Rays: Lueke's wife treats team to cookies

Treat of the day

Every player on Sunday got a jersey-shaped cookie, personalized with his name and number, handmade by RHP Josh Lueke's wife, Taylor. "My wife has a lot of free time,'' Lueke said.

Quote of the day

"If you're playing cricket, that's a pretty good ball."

RHP Grant Balfour, an Australian, on a bounced curveball.

Who is this Ray?

Nephew of a ex-Devil Rays reliever. Big-league debut in 2013. First product of team's Dominican academy to reach majors since 2006.

The dish

Rays vs. Phillies

When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. Radio: mlb.com

Tickets: Reserved seats $19-29, berm/boardwalk $10. Available through raysbaseball.com and Ticketmaster, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store.

Gates open: 11 a.m.

Directions: Driving time from the bay area is 1½-2 hours. Suggested route: I-75 south to Exit 179 (Toledo Blade Road), go west 6½ miles (crossing U.S. 41) to El Jobean Road (SR 776), go right 2 miles, complex is on the left.

Parking: $10, lots open at 10.

Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)

Pitchers: Rays — LH Matt Moore, Heath Bell, Josh Lueke, C.J. Riefenhauser, Kirby Yates, Victor Mateo, Merrill Kelly, Brandon Gomes; Phillies — RH Roberto Hernandez

On deck

Tuesday: at Red Sox (Fort Myers), 1:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer; Red Sox — RH Clay Buchholz

Wednesday: vs. Yankees, 1:05. Rays — LH Erik Bedard; Yankees — TBA

Exhibition schedule

All games 1:05 unless noted

March

6 at Orioles

7 at Blue Jays

8 Pirates

9 at Yankees

10 at Red Sox

11 Twins

12 at Blue Jays

13 Pirates

14 at Braves

15 (ss) Blue Jays; at Pirates

16 Red Sox

17 OFF

18 at Twins, 7:05

19 at Orioles

20 Twins, 7:05

21 Blue Jays

22 Orioles

23 at Red Sox

24 at Twins

25 Red Sox

26 Orioles 7:05

27 at Orioles, 7:05

28 at Tigers

29 at AA Montgomery (Ala.), 3:05

Who is this Ray: RHP Alex Colome

Spring in photos

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Rays 6, Twins 3

Minn.ab r h bi T.B. ab r h bi

Presley cf 3 0 0 0 D.Jennings cf 3 1 1 0

Buxton cf 2 0 0 0 Olmedo 2b 1 0 0 0

D.Santana ss 3 0 1 0 DeJesus lf 3 1 2 0

Bernier ss 0 0 0 0 T.Motter 3b 1 0 1 1

Kubel lf 3 0 0 0 Longoria 3b 2 1 1 2

C.Rahl lf 1 0 0 0 Mahtook cf 2 0 0 0

Colabello 1b 3 0 0 0 Loney 1b 2 0 0 0

C.Herrmann 1b 1 0 1 0 Sands rf 2 1 1 1

Parmelee dh 3 0 1 0 Y.Escobar ss 2 0 2 0

Arcia rf 2 1 1 1 Christian lf 2 1 1 0

M.Kepler rf 2 1 1 0 J.Moore dh 4 0 1 0

D.Romero 3b 2 0 0 0 J.Molina c 2 0 0 0

B.Waring 3b 2 1 1 1 Solis c 2 0 1 1

Fryer c 2 0 1 0 Guyer rf 2 0 0 0

D.Rohlfing c 2 0 0 0 H.Lee ss 2 1 1 0

J.Beresford 2b 2 0 1 0 Figueroa 2b 2 0 0 0

J.Polanco 2b 2 0 1 1 Belnome 1b 2 0 1 0

Totals 35 3 9 3 Totals 36 6 13 5

Minnesota 000 010 101— 3

Tampa Bay 003 001 11x— 6

EB.Waring (1), Arcia (1). DPMinnesota 1, Tampa Bay 1. LOBMinnesota 7, Tampa Bay 6. 2BC.Herrmann (1), DeJesus (1), Y.Escobar (2), Christian (1), J.Moore (1), Solis (1). HRArcia (1), B.Waring (1), Longoria (1), Sands (1). SBD.Santana (1). CSChristian (1).

Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO

Nolasco 2 2 0 0 0 1

Swarzak L,0-1 2 4 3 3 0 1

Raley 2 3 1 1 0 0

Meyer 2 4 2 1 0 1

Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO

Cobb 1M2 0 0 0 3

J.SandovalL0 0 0 0 0

Balfour W,1-0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Jo.Peralta 1 0 0 0 0 1

A.Liberatore 1 3 1 1 0 0

Geltz 1 0 0 0 1 1

S.Garrido 1 1 1 1 0 1

B.Lara 1 1 0 0 1 0

S.Runion 1 2 1 1 0 1

T3:00. A5,263 (6,823).

Rays: Lueke's wife treats team to cookies 03/02/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 9:52pm]
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