Rays vs. Orioles
When/where: 4:10 today, Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Promotion: Postgame concert by LL Cool J
RH Jeremy Hellickson (4-1, 2.83)
LH Brian Matusz (4-5, 4.82)
On Hellickson: He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his 10 starts this year. He has fared well against the Orioles, going 4-1 with a 2.51 ERA in seven career appearances.
On Matusz: He has won three of his past four starts, allowing three earned runs or fewer in each of them. He is 4-2 with a 5.30 ERA in seven career starts against Tampa Bay.
Orioles vs. Hellickson
Adam Jones 6-for-16, 2 HRs
Mark Reynolds 2-for-10
Matt Wieters 2-for-10
Rays vs. Matusz
Sean Rodriguez 3-for-13
B.J. Upton 5-for-14
Ben Zobrist 4-for-14, HR
Sunday: vs. Orioles; 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (1-5, 4.76); Orioles — TBA
Tuesday: at Yankees; 7:05, Sun Sports, MLB. Rays — James Shields (6-3, 3.95); Yankees — TBA
Rays disabled list
(with eligible-to-return date)
1B/OF Brandon Allen, right quad strain, May 25
C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day, Tuesday
RHP Kyle Farnsworth, right elbow strain, 60-day, Tuesday
OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery, 60-day, Tuesday
OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder strain, 60-day, July 13
OF Desmond Jennings, left knee sprain, 15-day, Sunday
INF Jeff Keppinger, right toe fracture, 15-day, Sunday
3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 15-day, May 16
RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture, 60-day, July 14
Rick Stroud, Times staff writer
Wild Thing appears at the Trop
Bucs coach Greg Schiano threw out the ceremonial first pitch, with Rays manager Joe Maddon squatting behind the plate as the receiver. But Schiano, who stood just outside the mound cutout, sailed the pitch well over Maddon's head and nearly struck the backstop on the fly.
"I should've gotten up on the mound I guess, huh?" Schiano said. "Too much strength. I've got to get out of the weight room.
"I said, "Coach, you've got to get out of your crouch."
Number of the day
30 Rays hitters have been hit by a pitch this season, tops in the American League. They're on pace for 95, easily surpassing the club record of 73 set in 2011.