The official story is it was just coincidence, but quite a one at that. Joe Maddon of Hazleton, Pa., wears No. 70 for the Rays, and INF Russ Canzler (right) of Hazleton, Pa., showed up Wednesday wearing No. 70 for the Yankees. "It's just a Hazleton thing," Maddon said. "The fact that he's wearing 70 is quite an honor for me."
Joe-cabulary entry of the day
Bombastic: Manager Joe Maddon in describing most of his Rays, save for pitching coach Jim Hickey: "We have the anti-bombastic on this team."
Glad to be of service
LHP David Price was happy to help out Tuesday by talking to Seminole High pitcher Andrew Mills, who is hospitalized recovering from an accidental shooting. Price heard about Mills from OF Desmond Jennings, who is friends with the Warhawk coaches. "It was good to talk to him," Price said. "It definitely meant a lot to him, and at a time like now, anything helps. That kind of thing is easy for us to do."
Who is this Ray?
Father is a minor-league manager for Cardinals. Has played seven positions in majors. Acquired in trade from Angels.
Rays at Orioles
When/where: 1:05 today; Ed Smith Stadium, 1090 N Euclid Ave., Sarasota
Tickets: $8-32, available through orioles.com, 1-877-222-2802
Pitchers: Rays — LH David Price, Heath Bell, Josh Lueke; Orioles — RH Miguel Gonzalez, relievers TBA
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Ace David Price is set to pitch and several big-name stars, including Evan Longoria and Wil Myers, to play, but there is an 80 percent chance of rain.
Friday: at Blue Jays (Dunedin), 1:05. Rays — RH Alex Cobb; Jays — RH Drew Hutchinson
Saturday: Pirates, 1:05. Rays — LH Matt Moore; Pirates — TBA
Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer; Yankees — TBA
All games 1:05 unless noted
10 at Red Sox
12 at Blue Jays
14 at Braves
15 (ss) Blue Jays; at Pirates
16 Red Sox
18 at Twins, 7:05
19 at Orioles
20 Twins, 7:05
21 Blue Jays
23 at Red Sox
24 at Twins
25 Red Sox
26 Orioles 7:05
27 at Orioles, 7:05
28 at Tigers
29 at AA Montgomery (Ala.), 3:05
Who is this Ray: INF Sean Rodriguez
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