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Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Evan Longoria has Carlos Peña laughing with photo; team wants fans' Longo poses

Rays at Red Sox

When/where: 1:35 p.m. today, Fenway Park, Boston

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (0-0, 2.70)

Red Sox: LH Felix Doubront (0-0, 3.60)

Watch for …

Felix the cat: Doubront makes his fifth career start, and second of the season, after earning a rotation spot in spring training. He lost to the Rays in July at the Trop, allowing 2 runs in 5.2 IP.

Moore encore: Moore, a bit off in his season debut Tuesday, threw three impressive relief innings at Fenway in September, allowing only two hits in his second big-league appearance.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Doubront

Evan Longoria 1-for-2

Sean Rodriguez 1-for-3

Luke Scott 1-for-1 HR

Red Sox vs. Moore

Mike Aviles 1-for-1

David Ortiz 0-for-1

Dustin Pedroia 0-for-2

Marc Topkin. Times staff writer

Longo pose of the day

It's not quite Tebowing, but the Rays are encouraging fans to "Do the Longo" — arms up in celebration, fingers extended, like after his 2011 Game 162-winning homer — and send in photos to their Facebook page. Longoria didn't know of the plan but is okay with it. "I'm not interested in becoming a trending topic, but that's pretty cool," he said. "It's commendable."

Longo photo of the day

For a guy not wanting attention, Evan Longoria surely got some by posting this picture on Twitter — with apologies to Carlos Peña — of the two in the cold tub after Friday's game. "Why? Why would he do that?" Peña said, laughing. "Tweeting is an epidemic. Even without tweeting, I'm on Twitter."

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Evan Longoria has Carlos Peña laughing with photo; team wants fans' Longo poses 04/14/12 [Last modified: Saturday, April 14, 2012 9:30pm]

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