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When/where: 1:35 today; Fenway Park, Boston

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Erik Bedard (2-3, 4.10)

RED SOX: LH Jon Lester (5-6, 3.45)

On Bedard: The former Red Sox allowed a career-high 13 hits, along with eight runs, in just four innings in a loss Monday to the Blue Jays. He is 5-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 15 career appearances (14 starts) against Boston.

On Lester: Ace pitched well in his last start, charged with just three runs in six innings in a win over the Braves. Is 12-9, 4.30 in 26 career starts against Tampa Bay, and 1-4, 3.73 in five Fenway starts this season.

Key matchups

Rays VS. LESTER

Matt Joyce 4-for-11, 2 HRs

David DeJesus 1-for-17

E. Longoria 13-for-57, 4 HRs

RED SOX VS. BEDARD

David Ortiz 5-for-29, HR

Jonny Gomes 5-for-27, HR

A.J. Pierzynski

9-for-23, 2 HRs

On deck

Monday: at Marlins, 7:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (1-2, 2.93 ERA); Marlins — LH Randy Wolf (0-1, 4.50)

Tuesday: at Marlins, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (3-2, 4.11); Marlins — RH Henderson Alvarez (2-3, 3.18)

Wednesday: vs. Marlins, 7:10. Rays — LH David Price (4-4, 4.27); Marlins — RH Tom Koehler (4-5, 3.18)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"If you're part of the Red Sox nation you're appalled by our behavior, and if you're part of Rays nation, so what was the big deal?"

Rays manager Joe Maddon on LHP David Price hitting two batters in Friday night's game, sparking four ejections and the benches clearing

Dubious distinction

RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo (right) became the second Ray of all time to lose walkoffs on consecutive appearances, joining Albie Lopez, who lost on consecutive nights April 25-26, 2000. Oviedo, charged with the loss Wednesday and Friday, threw a total of 10 pitches.

Number of the day

13

Straight games without a win for a Rays starter, the longest streak since 14 that went from 2010-11

Rays: 05/31/14 [Last modified: Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:11pm]

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