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Rays: Myers honored, team culture

Rays vs. Rangers

When/where: 1:40 today; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $18-$275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within five hours of game time

Promotion: Desmond Jennings baseball buddy for kids 14 and younger

Probable pitchers

Rays:

RH Alex Cobb (0-1, 7.20)

Rangers:

RH Yu Darvish (0-0, 0.00)

On Cobb: Wasn't happy with his first start, during which he allowed four runs, five hits and four walks in five innings of a loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Is 1-0 with a 3.79 ERA in three starts against Texas.

On Darvish: Is coming off the disabled list after missing his opening day start due to stiffness in his neck. Darvish, the runnerup for the American League Cy Young last season after going 13-9 with a 2.83 ERA, is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA in three starts against the Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Darvish

Y. Escobar2-for-10

E. Longoria1-for-8

B. Zobrist1-for-7

Rangers vs. Cobb

S. Choo4-for-5

M. Moreland2-for-8, HR

A. Rios3-for-7

On deck

Monday: at Royals, 8:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (0-1, 3.18); Royals — LH Jason Vargas (0-0, 1.29)

Tuesday: at Royals, 8:10. Rays – RH Chris Archer (1-0, 3.00); Royals — Yordano Ventura (0-0, 0.00)

Wednesday: at Royals, 2:10. Rays — Jake Odorizzi (1-0, 0.00); Royals — Jeremy Guthrie (1-0, 3.65)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Honor of the day

RF Wil Myers received his American League rookie of the year award Saturday during a pregame ceremony and got a standing ovation. Myers, 23, has said he doesn't know where he's going to put his hardware. Quipped manager Joe Maddon: "Maybe in the backseat of his car? I have no idea."

Quote of the day

"I think for certain players, it's the best environment in all of baseball. And I think most guys that are playing the game today would thrive here."

Andrew Friedman, executive vice president on the culture the Rays have created

Number of the day

18

Players, among 28, on the active roster or 15-day disabled list who are under team control through at least 2016 (two more have club options for 2016)



Rays: Myers honored, team culture 04/05/14 [Last modified: Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:30pm]
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