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Rays: Some brotherly love between Molinas

Today: Off

Next game: 7:10 p.m. Friday, vs. Red Sox

Probable pitchers: Rays — LH David Price (10-7, 3.06); Red Sox — LH Jon Lester (10-7, 2.50)

On deck

Saturday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (0-0, 2.08); Red Sox — RH John Lackey (11-6, 3.66)

Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:40. Rays — RH Chris Archer (6-5, 3.31); Red Sox — RH Jake Peavy (1-9, 4.72)

Monday: vs. Brewers, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (6-8, 3.97); Brewers — RH Kyle Loshe (11-4, 3.07)

Tuesday: vs. Brewers, 7:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (6-6, 3.77); Brewers — RH Matt Garza (6-7, 4.04)

July 30: vs. Brewers, 12:10. Rays — LH David Price (10-7, 3.06); Brewers — RH Yovani Gallardo (5-5, 3.79)

July 31: Off; trade deadline at 4 p.m.

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, 60-day, right knee surgery, eligible to return May 29 (targeting early August)

• OF David DeJesus, 15-day, left hand fracture, eligible July 3 (targeting early August)

• C Ryan Hanigan, 15-day, left oblique strain, eligible July 24 (targeting early August)

• LHP Matt Moore, 60-day, left elbow surgery, eligible April 22 (out for season)

• RHP Joel Peralta, 15-day, illness, eligible July 28

• INF Jerry Sands, 15-day, left wrist surgery, eligible July 22 (out for season)

• OF Wil Myers, 60-day, right wrist fracture, eligible July 30 (targeting mid August)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Brotherly love

Injured Cardinals C Yadier Molina had a playful gift delivered for older brother Jose in the first inning Wednesday. When Cardinals 3B coach Jose Oquendo headed out of the dugout, he dropped two packages of cheese crackers on home plate for Jose, who put them in his back pocket. Noted Rays TV analyst Brian Anderson: "You will see him technically sound in this inning so as not to smash said crackers."

Number of the day

15

Strikeouts by Rays pitchers, facing 31 Cardinals hitters

A Zimmer commemorative

The Rays are going ahead Friday with a promotional item in the name of Don Zimmer, who died June 6. The Don Zimmer Snow Globe will be available as part of Tampa Bay Times ticket tandem. The team said the Zimmer family wanted the promotion to go on as scheduled, though the team decided to have proceeds go to charity through the Rays Baseball Foundation.

Rays: Some brotherly love between Molinas 07/23/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:20pm]
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