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Rays: Team promotes healthy eating

Rays vs. Brewers

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Tickets: $11-200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster,, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Cobb (6-6, 3.76)

BREWERS: RH Matt Garza (7-7, 3.87)

On Cobb: Has won his past four decisions after a 10-strikeout win at St. Louis on Wednesday. Is 6-3 with a 3.41 ERA in 11 interleague starts. Has never faced the Brewers.

On Garza: Former Ray has had quality starts in 14 of his 21 games. Opponents are batting .233 off him with nine home runs this season. Has pitched against his former team only once, taking a 6-2 loss for Texas last September.

Key matchups


Ben Zobrist 2-for-2

Jose Molina 0-for-14

Evan Longoria 2-for-3


Lyle Overbay 1-for-11

Mark Reynolds 0-for-7

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Brewers, 12:10. Rays — LH David Price (11-7, 3.08); Brewers — RH Yovani Gallardo (5-5, 3.57)

Thursday: Off, trading deadline

Friday: vs. Angels, 7:10. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (0-0, 1.00); Angels — TBA

Saturday: vs. Angels, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (6-6, 3.37); Angels — LH C.J. Wilson (8-6, 4.33)

Sunday: vs. Angels, 1:40. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (7-8, 3.80); Angels — RH Jered Weaver (11-6, 3.36)

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, right knee

• OF David DeJesus, left hand

• C Ryan Hanigan, left oblique

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow (out for season)

• INF Jerry Sands, left wrist (out for season)

• OF Wil Myers, right wrist

Matt Baker, Times staff writer

Eating right

CF Desmond Jennings and LHPs David Price and Matt Moore, plus members of the Rays' training staff, combined to visit six rec centers in St. Petersburg. Their message was about the importance of exercising and eating right.

Quote of the day

"America loves drama. This brings it to the table. … Our job is to win ballgames and not be an episode on the Bravo Channel. We're going to try to win ballgames, and that's it."

RHP Alex Cobb on the Chris Archer-David Ortiz drama

Garza returns

Former Rays RHP Matt Garza returns to Tropicana Field for his second game as an opposing pitcher. Garza, who played for the Rays from 2008-10 and threw the club's only no-hitter, lost as a Ranger here last year. "Hasn't changed a bit," manager Joe Maddon said. "I really do like the guy a lot."

Rays: Team promotes healthy eating 07/28/14 [Last modified: Monday, July 28, 2014 10:57pm]
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