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Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: T-shirts for sale, yoga with Evan Longoria

Rays vs. Orioles

When/where: 4:10 today, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

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

Probable starters:

Rays RH Wade Davis (4-2, 3.07)

Orioles RH Brad Bergesen (0-4, 5.57)

Tickets: $12-$255 at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster,, team store in Tampa, $3 surcharge within five hours of game.

Promotion: Darius Rucker postgame concert

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Wading in: Davis has won without pitching that well, benefitting from the best run support on the staff. He is curiously almost even with 20 strikeouts and 19 walks in 44 innings. He is 4-2 with a 3.09 ERA in seven starts against the Orioles, including Sunday when he went five innings for a victory.

Nothing doing: The Orioles are winless in the seven games Bergesen has pitched (including six starts). And he is winless in five starts against the Rays, posting a 9.13 ERA and failing to complete six innings.

Key matchups

Rays vs.bergesen

Johnny Damon 4-for-12

Evan Longoria 3-for-9, HR

B.J. Upton 7-for-13, HR


Vladimir Guerrero 1-for-8

Adam Jones 1-for-11

Nick Markakis 3-for-22

On deck

Sunday: vs. Orioles, 1:40. Sun Sports. Rays — Andy Sonnanstine (0-0, 2.87); Orioles — Jake Arrieta (4-1, 4.17)

Monday: vs. Yankees, 6:40. Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (5-3, 3.12); Yankees — A.J. Burnett (4-2, 3.38)

Tuesday: vs. Yankees, 6:40. Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (4-1, 2.08); Yankees — Ivan Nova (3-3, 4.70)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

T-shirts of the day

• 3B Evan Longoria has been on a national stage on the field and in commercials. But he was still a bit humbled Friday knowing thousands of female fans were sporting their Ladies Love Longo T-shirts. "It'll be interesting," Longoria said. "But it's cool."

• The team unveiled the Rays' Navy SEALs shirts that will be given away at Tuesday's game vs. the Yankees. The first 10,000 fans in Rays gear, or with military ID, get them. First pitch is 6:40 p.m., gates open at 4:40.

Strike a pose with Longo

3B Evan Longoria is inviting up to 15 people to take a one-hour yoga class with him on Tuesday and June 14 at the Bella Prana studio in Tampa, with a portion of the $100 fee going to the Moffitt Cancer Center. E-mail bella to register.



Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: T-shirts for sale, yoga with Evan Longoria 05/13/11 [Last modified: Friday, May 13, 2011 11:28pm]
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