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Rays: USF well-represented at Trop

Rays vs. Marlins

When/where: 4:10 today; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $14-200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Rays reflective drawstring bag

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (2-5, 5.13)

MARLINS: RH Jacob Turner (1-3, 5.59)

On Odorizzi: Lasted only 31/3 innings in his last start and gave up six hits in a 7-1 loss at Boston. Only win in his last 10 starts was May 14 against Seattle. Gave up six runs in only start vs. Marlins.

On Turner: Allowed at least four runs in five of his seven starts. Only win came against Milwaukee on May 24. Has never faced the Rays.

Key matchups

Rays VS. TURNER

Logan Forsythe 1-for-4

MARLINS VS. ODORIZZI

A. Hechavarria 1-for-2

Marcell Ozuna 1-for-2

On deck

Friday: vs. Mariners, 7:10. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (2-4, 4.27); Mariners — RH Chris Young (5-2, 3.27)

Saturday: vs. Mariners, 4:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (1-3, 3.19); Mariners — LH Roenis Elias (4-4, 3.53)

Sunday: vs. Mariners, 1:40. Rays — RH Chris Archer (3-3, 3.73); Mariners — RH Felix Hernandez (8-1, 2.57)

Monday: vs. Mariners, 1:10. Rays — LH David Price (4-4, 4.27); Mariners — TBA

Tuesday: vs. St. Louis, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (2-5, 5.13); Cardinals — RH Michael Wacha (4-3, 2.45)

Matt Baker, Times staff writer

USF at the Trop

New USF men's basketball coach Orlando Antigua threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Bulls athletic director Mark Harlan and football coach Willie Taggart watched Antigua's strike from behind home plate.

Draft daze

RHP Jake Odorizzi (right) still remembers the details of when he was drafted: He was sweating in a hotel lobby with a broken air-conditioning unit during a break in Illinois' high school baseball state tournament. "It felt like it was forever for that time to pass," said Odorizzi, the No. 32 overall pick in 2008.

Quote of the day

"I don't spin with those RPMs, man."

Manager Joe Maddon on the thought of using anger or negativity to inspire the Rays

Rays: USF well-represented at Trop 06/04/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:47pm]
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