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Tampa Bay Rays: New infielder linked to player he's replacing; relievers don gladiator masks

Rays vs. Blue Jays

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Matt Moore (1-3, 5.31)

BLUE JAYS: RH Drew Hutchinson (2-1, 5.53)

On Moore: He has lost his past three starts, allowing 15 runs, 16 hits in 15 innings combined. He has thrown 32.3 percent of his pitches with two strikes.

On Hutchinson: He has pitched well lately, winning his past two starts over the Yankees and Twins, giving up one earned run in each. He is 2-1 with a 4.98 ERA in four road starts this season.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. HUTCHINSON

None have faced

JAYS VS. MOORE

None have faced

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Blue Jays, 1:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (6-2, 3.77); Blue Jays — Ricky Romero (5-1, 3.64)

Thursday: off

Friday: at Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (6-2, 3.10); Red Sox — Jon Lester (3-3, 3.95)

Saturday: at Red Sox, 7:15, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (4-1, 2.73); Red Sox — Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.38)

Sunday: at Red Sox, 1:35, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (1-4, 5.20); Red Sox — Clay Buchholz (4-2, 7.84)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Did you know?

Recently acquired INF Drew Sutton replaced injured INF Jeff Keppinger (broken right toe) on the roster Monday, after Keppinger was put on the disabled list. The two have been linked before: Sutton was part of a trade from the Reds to Houston on March 31, 2009, for Keppinger.

Masked men

Always entertaining RHPs Fernando Rodney, left, and Joel Peralta were a little more intimidating Monday, wearing gladiator-like masks while sitting in the dugout.

Tampa Bay Rays: New infielder linked to player he's replacing; relievers don gladiator masks 05/22/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:11am]
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