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Tampa Bay Rays: On pace to score 162 runs this year; haircut of the day, Wade Davis; haircut of the day, part 2, Evan Longoria; Larry King's first pitch

Haircut of the day

RHP Wade Davis, left, was a good sport after the loss, having his head shaved by some young pediatric cancer patients for "Cut for the Cure." Davis sat in a chair atop the Rays dugout, in front of a nice crowd of supporters, welcoming the kids to take turns with the clippers. Davis has raised about $8,000 for the event, which benefited the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Vinny Lecavalier Foundation. Fans can still donate online until May 6 at pcfcutforacure.org. So how'd the cut look? "It looks like a bald head," Davis said, smiling. "But it was for a good cause."

Haircut of the day, part 2

After proudly sporting his bushy mullet, 3B Evan Longoria shaved his hair just about all off Sunday. That's what having yourself placed on the DL for at least three weeks, your car stolen, your spring house burglarized and your team getting swept opening weekend can do for you. "It's not been going good," he said. "I've always shaved my head before I came to spring (training), and something told me I should do it again, but I spent so long growing my hair, I was reluctant to do it. But after the start that we're off to right now, I just said it's about time that it goes. It's been a rough couple months."

Quote of the day

"We're on pace to score 162 runs this year; it might be a major-league record."

Manager Joe Maddon after the Rays scored three runs in their first three games, all losses

Number of the day

3-for-34 Rays' 2-3-4 hitters in the three-game series against the Orioles, with two RBIs.

First pitch of the day

Legendary CNN TV show host Larry King threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. King had thrown the first pitch Saturday at the Nationals game in Washington.

The dish

Today: Off

On deck

Tuesday: vs. Angels, 6:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeff Niemann (12-8, 4.39); Angels — Jered Weaver (13-12, 3.01)

Wednesday: vs. Angels, 1:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (4-0, 3.47); Angels — Dan Haren (12-12, 3.91)

Thursday: at White Sox, 2:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (0-1, 5.14); White Sox — Edwin Jackson (1-0, 3.00)

Friday: at White Sox, 8:10, FSN. Rays — James Shields (0-1, 2.45); White Sox — John Danks (15-11, 3.72 in 2010)

Saturday: at White Sox, 4:10, FSN. Rays — Wade Davis (0-1, 5.68); White Sox — Phil Humber (2-1, 4.15 in 2010)

Tampa Bay Rays: On pace to score 162 runs this year; haircut of the day, Wade Davis; haircut of the day, part 2, Evan Longoria; Larry King's first pitch 04/03/11 [Last modified: Monday, April 4, 2011 6:41am]
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