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Tampa Bay Rays: Batting practice music; Memorial Day caps

Musical note of the day

With only their pitchers taking batting practice Sunday, the Rays didn't bring out a boom box to play music as they did Saturday. And the Red Sox provided an interesting sound track over the PA system, playing classical music, including Fur Elise and Canon in D.

Tribute of the day

The Rays will wear these caps with camouflage inside the logo and on the brim today in honor of Memorial Day and in support of the Welcome Back Veterans Fund.

Rays vs. White Sox

When/where: 3:10 today, Tropicana Field

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

Probable pitchers


LH Matt Moore (1-4, 5.07)

White Sox:

LH Chris Sale (5-2, 2.50)

On Moore: The rookie, 22, is 0-3, 6.41 over his past four starts and didn't get through five innings in three. He has had the lead in six starts and blown four of them. He has never faced the White Sox.

On Sale: The Lakeland native, 23, has made a smooth move into the rotation, allowing no more than three runs in a start and ranking second in the AL with a 2.50 ERA. He has made two relief appearances against the Rays, posting a 3.86 ERA.

Rays vs. Sale

Jose Molina 0-for-3

Luke Scott 0-for-2

Drew Sutton 1-for-1, HR

On deck

Tuesday: vs. White Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (6-2, 3.63); White Sox — RH Philip Humber (1-2, 5.31)

Wednesday: vs. White Sox, 1:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (2-0, 2.25); White Sox — LHP Jose Quintana (1-0, 1.54)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Orioles, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (6-3, 2,71); Orioles — TBA

Rays disabled list

• 1B/OF Brandon Allen, right quad strain

• C Robinson Chirinos, concussion

• RHP Kyle Farnsworth, right elbow strain

• OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery

• OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery

• OF Desmond Jennings, left knee sprain

• INF Jeff Keppinger, right toe fracture

• C Jose Lobaton, right shoulder soreness

• 3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear

• RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture

Number of the day

10 Consecutive games in which CF B.J. Upton has a hit, tying a career high for the fourth time

Stat of the day

0-for-8 INF Sean Rodriguez's career performance against RHP Alfredo Aceves before Sunday's homer

Tampa Bay Rays: Batting practice music; Memorial Day caps 05/27/12 [Last modified: Sunday, May 27, 2012 8:36pm]
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