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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, raysbaseball.com, 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

1-for-13

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: Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:06am]

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