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Tampa Bay Rays: Joel Peralta looks beachin'; Trop attendance woes for Seattle series; B.J. Upton on the Trop's turf

Rays vs. A's

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $12-$255, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Carlos Peña T-shirt to first 10,000 women

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (4-1, 2.67)

A's: RH Tyson Ross (1-1. 6.48)

On Price: He has won his past three, beating Texas in last outing and throwing complete-game shutout vs. Angels the start before that. He's 1-1 with 4.44 ERA against A's, though with trouble last year.

On Ross: A 2008 second-round pick, the 6-foot-6, 230-pounder has pitched parts of three seasons for A's, without much success, allowing 133 baserunners in 92 innings. He faced Rays once in 2010.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Ross

Luke Scott 0-for-1

B.J. Upton 1-for-1

A's vs. Price

Coco Crisp 1-for-7

Jonny Gomes 1-for-3

Cliff Pennington 4-for-5

Kurt Suzuki 0-for-5

On deck

Saturday: A's, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (3-0. 2.51); A's — Bartolo Colon (3-2, 2.53)

Sunday: A's, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (1-1, 4.20); A's — Tommy Milone (3-2, 3.69)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (5-0, 3.70); Yankees — TBA

Rays disabled list

C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day

RHP Kyle Farnsworth, right elbow strain, 60-day

OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery, 60-day

C Jose Lobaton, right, shoulder soreness, 15-day

3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 15-day

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

New 'uniform' of the day

Told by manager Joe Maddon he absolutely, positively wasn't pitching Thursday, RHP Joel Peralta showed up at the Trop, after an early morning shopping trip by his agent, dressed for his day off, sporting flip-flops, board shorts, T-shirt, towel and straw hat. "He told me, you're off tomorrow so if you want to go to the beach, go to the beach," Peralta said. "I'm planning to go."

Number of the day

40,842

Total attendance for the four-game series.

Quote of the day

"Turf's not real; it's artificial. And anything that's artificial normally isn't good."

B.J. Upton, Rays CF, getting a little philosophical about the field at the Trop

Tampa Bay Rays: Joel Peralta looks beachin'; Trop attendance woes for Seattle series; B.J. Upton on the Trop's turf 05/03/12 [Last modified: Saturday, May 5, 2012 11:14pm]
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