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Tampa Bay Rays: Carlos Peña reaches career milestone; Evan Longoria is Spartacus

Rays vs. Angels

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $9-210, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

Rays RH Jeremy Hellickson (2-0, 3.26)

ANGELS LH C.J. Wilson (2-1, 2.37)

Watch for …

Home boy: Hellickson has pitched very well at the Trop, with a 5-1, 2.31 mark over his past nine home starts. He struck out 10 but lost in his only previous start vs. the Angels, last April 6.

C.J. is OK: Wilson has been very tough on the Rays, with a 4-0, 2.25 mark in 17 career appearances, including 1-0, 2.29 in seven at the Trop, plus he's 1-1, 4.76 in two playoff starts.

Key matchups

Rays VS. WILSON

Desmond Jennings 0-for-10

Evan Longoria 3-for-20

B.J. Upton 0-for-17

ANGELS VS. HELLICKSON

Bobby Abreu 2-for-3, HR

Albert Callaspo 1-for-4, HR

Torii Hunter 0-for-4

*includes postseason

On deck

Thursday: vs. Angels, 1:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (0-1, 5.12); Angels — Jerome Williams (1-1, 7.71)

Friday: at Rangers, 8:05, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (3-0, 2.76); Rangers — Matt Harrison (3-0, 1.66)

Saturday: at Rangers, 8:05, Sun Sports. Rays —Jeff Niemann (1-2, 4.11); Rangers — Neftali Feliz (1-1, 2.70)

Sunday: at Rangers, 8:05, ESPN. Rays — David Price (2-1, 4.20); Rangers — Colby Lewis (2-0, 2.03)

Rays disabled list

C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day

RHP Kyle Farnsworth, right elbow strain, 15-day

OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery, 60-day

C Jose Lobaton, right shoulder soreness, 15-day

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"(If) their guy comes into the stands, go ahead and maul him; that's fine."

Rays manager Joe Maddon, on the proper fan "etiquette" when opposing fielders pursue balls in the stands.

Milestone of the day

1,000

Career hits for Carlos Peña — 513 singles, 202 doubles, 23 triples, 262 home runs

Longoria as … Spartacus

3B Evan Longoria and his girlfriend, model Jaime Edmondson, hosted a Halloween in April party on Sunday at their Tampa home, and shared this photo on Twitter. "It was good," Longoria said. "We really like that show, Spartacus, so that's we were going for."

Tampa Bay Rays: Carlos Peña reaches career milestone; Evan Longoria is Spartacus 04/24/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:28am]
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