Remaining exhibition games
Tickets: $10-27, available at raysbaseball.com, Charlotte Sports Park and Trop box offices, Tampa team store, through Ticketmaster.
Info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
All games 1:05 unless noted
1: at Jays
2: vs. Orioles
3: vs. Twins
4: at Red Sox, 1:35
5: at Twins
7: at Pirates
8: vs. Phillies
9: at Phillies
10: vs. Red Sox
11: vs. Twins, 7:05
12: vs. Yankees
14: at Orioles
15: vs. Phillies
16: vs. Red Sox
17: at Red Sox, 1:35
19: at Tigers
20: at Twins, 7:05
21: vs. Jays
22: vs. Orioles, at Pirates
23: vs. Twins
24: at Yankees
25: vs. Pirates, 7:05
26: at Phillies
27: vs. Jays
28: at Orioles, 7:05
29: at Tigers
30: vs. Tigers at Trop, 1:10
C Chris Gimenez has gotten attention for his singing skills due to a viral video clip released this spring. C Stephen Vogt is well known for his comedic impressions of Rays officials and overall sense of humor. So is there a show to be staged? Maybe, Vogt suggested, along the lines of rocker Chris Daughtry, top right, and (now deceased) comic Chris Farley, bottom right. "That would work," Gimenez said.
Quote of the day
"I feel fine. … I felt more sore after our four-hour practice the other day."
INF/OF Ben Zobrist, on taking Sunday off after playing 7 innings Saturday
The dish: Rays vs. Red Sox (ss)
When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte
Internet radio: raysbaseball.com
Tickets: Reserved $19-$27, berm/boardwalk $12. 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 10:30
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Pitchers: Rays — Alex Cobb, Jamey Wright, Cesar Ramos, Jake McGee, Marquis Fleming; Red Sox — Alfredo Aceves, Chris Hernandez, Daniel Bard, Clayton Mortenson, Oscar Villarreal, Alex Wilson
Cobb makes his first start, planning to work on his fastball and strike-throwing.
Who is this Ray?
He attended the same California high school as former Ray James Shields and teamed there with Trevor Bauer. Was first-round pick in 2008. Acquired in trade.
Tuesday: vs. Astros, 1:05. Rays — David Price; Astros — TBA
Wednesday: at Pirates (Bradenton), 1:05. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson; Pirates — TBA
Thursday: vs. Tigers, 1:05. Rays — Matt Moore; Tigers — TBA
Who is this Ray? LHP Mike Montgomery
Hitting the right note
The key to a good batting practice session, manager Joe Maddon said, is good music.
"Of course I'm going to be partial to Springsteen and the Stones and all that stuff," Maddon said. "It's got to have a good loud beat and have some rhythm to it."
Number of the day
Length of Sunday's game.