Rays vs. Mariners
When/where: 4:10 today; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Tickets: $18-$275, at the Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within five hours of game time.
Promotion: Weezer postgame concert
Rays: RH Alex Cobb (1-3, 3.19)
Mariners: LH Roenis Elias (4-4, 3.53)
On Cobb: Has allowed nine runs over his past 11 innings in losses at Miami and Toronto but hasn't given up a run over his past two home starts. Is 2-2 with a 3.76 ERA in five games against Seattle.
On Elias: Threw a three-hit shutout against Detroit in his last start. Third among rookies with 65 strikeouts (over 74 innings). Has never faced the Rays.
Rays vs. Elias
None have faced
Mariners vs. Cobb
Robinson Cano 7-for-21, 3 HRs
Dustin Ackley 4-for-12, HR
Justin Smoak 0-for-8
Sunday: vs. Mariners, 1:40. Rays — RH Chris Archer (3-2, 4.00); Mariners — RH Felix Hernandez (8-1, 2.57)
Monday: vs. Mariners, 1:10. Rays — LH David Price (4-5, 4.03); Mariners — TBA
Tuesday: vs. Cardinals, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (2-6, 5.31); Cardinals — RH Adam Wainwright (8-3, 2.31)
Matt Baker, Times staff writer
The Rays' Ben Zobrist will team with Tampa Bay area YMCAs to promote their "Be Water Smart from the Start" water safety initiative. Florida has the country's highest rate of children younger than 5 who drown.
The Rays brought out a toy stick pony Thursday to ride in the dugout after scoring. "You can't come to the field every day being down," RF Kevin Kiermaier said. The unnamed horse was resting in OF David DeJesus' locker before the game, but he said he had no idea how it got there.
Number of the day
Innings in which the Rays have allowed at least three runs — including three times Thursday against the Marlins — most in the majors entering Friday