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Tampa Bay Rays: Joe Maddon appears on favorite network; NFL sends Bucs to New York simultaneously with Rays

Rays at Blue Jays

When/where: 7:07 tonight; Rogers Centre, Toronto

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (1-1, 4.82)

Jays: RH Brandon Morrow (0-0, 2.57)

Watch for …

Price check: Price is coming off a rough outing in Boston, lasting only three innings while throwing 83 pitches. He is 9-2, 2.06 vs. Jays, including 3-0, 3.46 in four starts in Toronto.

On the morrow: The fan club hasn't started yet for Morrow, who led the AL with 10.19 strikeouts per 9 IP in 2011. He is 4-3, 2.26 in 12 games vs. the Rays.

On deck

Thursday: at Blue Jays, 7:07, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (1-0, 3.29); Jays — Henderson Alvarez (0-0, 2.77)

Marc Topkin. Times staff writer

Cable TV commercial of the day

Manager Joe Maddon being featured on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel was only fitting, since Maddon has been a longtime fan of the cable network. His top five shows: Arli$$, Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage (right) and The Sopranos.

Quote of the day

"I got up at 8:30 (Tuesday); it was like sleeping till the middle of the day like back in college."

Manager Joe Maddon, welcoming the first night game after eight straight day games.

Vacation planning tip of the day

The NFL schedule has the Bucs playing at the New York Giants Sept. 16. The Rays are also in New York that weekend, playing the Yankees 14-16.

Tampa Bay Rays: Joe Maddon appears on favorite network; NFL sends Bucs to New York simultaneously with Rays 04/17/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:21am]
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