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Tampa Bay Rays news and notes

The dish

Rays vs. White Sox

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

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

Probable pitchers:

Rays: RHP Wade Davis (4-4, 4.01)

White Sox: LHP John Danks (4-3, 2.37)

Tickets: $18-$270, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster,

Promotion: Postgame concert by Hall & Oates

Watch for …

Wading in: Davis is coming off, arguably, his worst outing of the season, giving up five runs in just 32/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox. He has won his only start against the White Sox, throwing six shutout innings April 21.

Leaning left: Danks snapped a three-start losing streak his last time out, allowing two runs over five innings against Cleveland. He beat the Rays on April 20, giving up one run over eight innings, and is 5-1 with a 2.35 ERA in six starts against them.

Key matchups

White Sox vs. Davis

Juan Pierre 2-for-3

Carlos Quentin 0-for-3

Paul Konerko 0-for-2

Rays vs. Danks

Jason Bartlett 3-for-15

B.J. Upton 1-for-12

Dioner Navarro 5-for-13

On deck

Sunday: White Sox, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (5-1, 3.08); White Sox — Jake Peavy (3-3, 5.74)

Monday: at Blue Jays, 7:07, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Garza (5-3, 2.97); Jays — Brandon Morrow (3-4, 6.66)

Tuesday: at Blue Jays, 7:07, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeff Niemann (5-0, 2.37); Jays — TBA

Guest of the day

Florida football coach Urban Meyer visited the Rays clubhouse Friday afternoon, pleasing several players and staff who are Gator fans. But a few had some fun with Meyer. Reliever Lance Cormier, who attended Alabama, showed him his Crimson Tide 2009 national title shirt in his locker. (Meyer smiled before stuffing it in another locker.) And CF B.J. Upton, a Florida State fan, greeted Meyer with the Seminole chop and war chant. "It's like I couldn't even help it," Upton said, joking.

Song of the day

Hall & Oates will perform a postgame concert tonight, and manager Joe Maddon has a reason why Sara Smile is his favorite song by them. He said he heard it on the radio the night his daughter, Sarah, was born.

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes 05/28/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 28, 2010 10:27pm]
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