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Rays: Remembering Boston Marathon victims; lamenting cursed luck

Rays vs. A's

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $14-$210, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster,, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: MLB Network drawstring bag to first 15,000 fans.

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (0-1, 4.91)

A's: RH Jarrod Parker (0-2, 10.80)

Looking for first: Hellickson is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in four career starts against the A's.

Him too: Parker is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in two career starts vs. the Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Parker

Matt Joyce 1-for-6

Evan Longoria 1-for-3

A's vs. Hellickson

Coco Crisp 3-for-9

Josh Reddick 3-for-10, HR

Quote of the day

"There's a voodoo doctor out there that's putting something on us."

INF Sean Rodriguez, joking about the tough luck and tough losses during the Rays' 5-10 start

Tribute of the day

The Rays had a moment of silence before Friday night's game to remember those who died and those injured Monday in the Boston Marathon bombings. Fans and players gave a standing ovation when, before the seventh inning, it was flashed on the JumboTron that the second suspect was in custody.

Number of the day


Rays hitting with the bases loaded this season, after C Jose Lobaton's two-run single in the first inning Friday.

Rays: Remembering Boston Marathon victims; lamenting cursed luck 04/19/13 [Last modified: Friday, April 19, 2013 11:06pm]
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