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Tampa Bay Rays: Brandon Guyer to miss connection with wife; David Price has fun with Matt Joyce's HR tumble

Rays at Orioles

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Camden Yards, Baltimore

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (3-0, 2.75)

Orioles: LH Dana Eveland (0-0, 0.00)

On Hellickson: Coming off a career-short 3⅔-inning start against the A's, Hellickson has been eager to get back on the mound. He is 4-1 with a 2.23 ERA in six games against the Orioles, including 3-1, 1.88 last year.

On Eveland: The 28-year-old acquired from the Dodgers was 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA in six starts at Triple A, and he is expected to be promoted to make the start. The ex-A's and Jays lefty is 2-1, 2.84 in three games against the Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Eveland

Jeff Keppinger 0-for-6

Carlos Peña 0-for-7

Ben Zobrist 0-for-5

Orioles vs. Hellickson

J.J. Hardy 3-for-10, HR

Adam Jones 5-for-13, HR

Nick Markakis 3-for-18, HR

On deck

Saturday: at Orioles, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (1-2, 5.71); Orioles — Brian Matusz (1-4, 5.91)

Sunday: at Orioles, 1:35, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (5-0, 3.05); Orioles — Jake Arrieta (2-2, 3.52)

Monday: at Jays, 7:07, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeff Niemann (2-3, 3.48); Jays — Brandon Morrow (4-1, 2.27)

Tuesday: at Jays, 7:07, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (5-1, 2.35); Jays — Henderson Alvarez (2-2, 2.83)

Trading places

OF Brandon Guyer was excited to be sticking around for the trip to Baltimore. But not quite as much when he realized his wife, Washington, D.C. sportscaster Lindsay Murphy, was leaving to cover Game 7 of the Capitals-Rangers hockey playoff. "It's kind of funny because Lindsay is coming (to New York today) and Saturday for the Rangers game and I'm leaving here and going back home," he said. "It's weird how that works out."

Funny guys

OF Matt Joyce, left, said heard plenty from relatives, friends and teammates about his "debacle," falling down in the batter's box after twisting his ankle while hitting a three-run homer. The best, he said, was this Twitter post from LHP David Price: I hope everyone saw @sweetswingin20 tonight!!! The homer was fantastic but that dismount was pathetic!!! hahaha my head hurts from laughing

Tampa Bay Rays: Brandon Guyer to miss connection with wife; David Price has fun with Matt Joyce's HR tumble 05/10/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:01pm]
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