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Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Rays on the Runway event nears; No TV, just radio

Rays at Mariners

When/where: 4:10 today; Safeco Field, Seattle

Radio: 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Starting pitchers

Rays

Jeremy Hellickson (6-3, 2.80)

Mariners

RH Doug Fister (3-5, 3.24)

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Hot stuff: In May, Hellickson went 4-1 with a 1.36 ERA and won the American League pitcher and rookie of the month awards. This is his first time facing the Mariners; the only hitter he has seen is DH Jack Cust.

Doing the Dougie: Fister has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his 10 starts and lasted at least seven innings in three of his past four. Fister is 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA in three games vs. the Rays, 12-23, 3.90 overall.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Fister

Johnny Damon 3-for-13

John Jaso 1-for-5

Ben Zobrist 3-for-7

Mariners vs. Hellickson

Jack Cust 1-for-3

On deck

Sunday: at Mariners, 4:10. Sun Sports. Rays — Wade Davis (4-5, 4.52); Mariners — Erik Bedard (3-4, 3.48)

Monday: at Angels, 10:05. Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (6-5, 3.52); Angels — Joel Piniero (2-2, 3.52)

Tuesday: at Angels, 10:05. Sun Sports. Rays — Alex Cobb (0-0, 5.91); Angels — Tyler Chatwood (3-2, 3.64)

Wednesday: at Angels, 10:05. Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (5-4, 2.77); Angels — Jered Weaver (6-4, 2.10)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Fashion plates

The Rays on the Runway fashion show, benefitting the Children's Dream Fund, is June 29 at the Tampa Museum of Art. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with cocktails, a meet-and-greet with the players, and the show. Tickets are $100 and available at childrensdreamfund.org or by calling (727) 896-6390. At right, Reid Brignac and Gabby Barrios at last year's show.

Dave and Andy or bust

Today's game is on radio only, one of the three not televised locally this year. Fox originally tabbed it for national broadcast, then switched to the Aug. 20 matchup vs. Seattle at the Trop. The Rays had already settled on their 150-game broadcast schedule and didn't opt to add this game in place of another. Also to be unseen: Aug. 25 at Detroit, Sept. 24 vs. Toronto.

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Rays on the Runway event nears; No TV, just radio 06/03/11 [Last modified: Saturday, June 4, 2011 1:12am]
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