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Rays: Milestone 2,500th game up next

Rays at Yankees

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Yankee Stadium, New York

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (8-3, 4.12)

YANKEES: LH Andy Pettitte (5-4, 3.95)

On Moore: After starting season 8-0, 2.18, is 0-3, 13.86 in past three starts, allowing a .448 (26-for-58) average overall, .500 (23-for-46) to right-handers. Is 3-2, 3.57 in six starts vs. Yankees.

On Pettitte: Coming off a rough outing vs. the Angels, allowing four runs on 11 hits over seven innings. Makes his 34th appearance vs. Rays, with a 17-7, 3.92 record. Lost on April 24 at the Trop.

Key matchups


Evan Longoria 2-for-21, HR, 11 Ks

Sean Rodriguez 3-for-7, HR

Ben Zobrist 9-for-22, 2 HRs


Robinson Cano 4-for-12, HR

Jayson Nix 1-for-10

Vernon Wells 1-for-12

On deck

Friday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (4-7, 5.02); Yankees — RH David Phelps (4-4, 4.08)

Saturday: at Yankees, 1:05, Sun Sports. Rays — TBA; Yankees — LH CC Sabathia (7-5, 3.93)

Sunday: at Yankees, 2:05, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Chris Archer (1-3, 5.03); Yankees — TBA

Monday: Blue Jays, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (5-3, 5.50); Blue Jays — TBA

Wil Myers note of the day

Wil Myers had more than 100 text messages from friends, relatives, former teachers, congratulating him on his major-league debut, including from people who gathered at his North Carolina high school to watch Tuesday's game on the big screen. "It was really cool," he said. … Myers is waiting to get the ball from his first hit from equipment manager Chris Westmoreland.

Numbers of the day

5, 6 Runs Rays scored in first five games in Boston this season; runs Rays scored in Wednesday's game in Boston.

Milestone of the day

Tonight will be the 2,500th game in Rays franchise history, with a record of 1,140-1,359. Of the 331 players who have suited up for the Rays, two from the very first game, March 31, 1998, will be there tonight: RF Dave Martinez, now the Rays bench coach, and C John Flaherty, a Yankees broadcaster. Also, then Rays manager Larry Rothschild, who is now the Yankees pitching coach.

Other milestone games

No. Date Outcome

1 March 31, 1998 Lost to Tigers 11-6

500 April 8, 2001 Lost to Red Sox 9-1

1000 May 9, 2004 Lost to Angels 8-4

2000 June 9, 2010 Beat Jays 10-1

2500 Tonight At Yankees

Rays: Milestone 2,500th game up next 06/19/13 [Last modified: Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:04am]
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