Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Special ticket deal for kids

Rays at Red Sox

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Fenway Park, Boston

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (4-5, 4.03)

RED SOX: LH Felix Doubront (7-3, 3.76)

On Price: Is 3-1, 1.97 in four starts since coming off the DL, walking only one and averaging just 11 pitches per inning, down from 16.1 pre-DL. Is 8-5, 3.27 in 17 starts vs. Sox, 4-1, 2.13 in eight at Fenway.

On Doubront: In past seven starts has gone 3-0, 2.25, allowing only a .201 average. Is 2-1, 3.05 in nine games vs. Rays, throwing eight scoreless innings June 18.

Key matchups

Rays VS. DOUBRONT

Evan Longoria 3-for-11

Luke Scott 3-for-11, 2 HRs

Ben Zobrist 3-for-16

RED SOX VS. PRICE

Mike Napoli 6-for-21, HR

David Ortiz 6-for-27

Dustin Pedroia 12-for-35, HR

On deck

Thursday: at Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (9-3, 4.62); Red Sox — RH John Lackey (7-6, 2.78)

Friday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Chris Archer (5-3, 2.76); Yankees — LH CC Sabathia (9-8, 4.37)

Saturday: at Yankees, 1:05, Sun Sports. Rays — LH Matt Moore (14-3, 3.17); Yankees — RH Ivan Nova (4-3, 3.66)

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05, Sun Sport. Rays — RH Roberto Hernandez (5-11, 4.92); Yankees — RH Phil Hughes (4-9, 4.33)

Monday: Off

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

$2 tickets for kids

The Rays are offering $2 tickets for kids 14 and under for the July 31 game vs. Arizona. Fans who buy one full-priced ticket to the 7:10 p.m. game can purchase up to three $2 kids tickets, available only via raysbaseball.com. The special is good in several seating categories, with supplies limited. There also will be free parking in team lots for cars with four or more passengers.

Quotes of the day

"It (stinks) being lied to. It isn't very cool to compete against guys who have an edge with something like that."

LHP Matt Moore, the Rays player rep, on the Ryan Braun suspension.

"I think that the penalties should be a little more strict and I'm sure that the union and MLB are going to address that."

2B Ben Zobrist, on the PED situation in MLB.

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