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Tampa Bay Rays: Rays go hip-hop; several Rays attend memorial service for writer's son

Rays vs. Orioles

When/where: 1:40 today, Tropicana Field

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

Promotion: OF Desmond Jennings bobblehead to first 10,000 kids 14 and under

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (1-5, 4.76)

ORIOLES: RH Jake Arrieta (2-6, 5.37)

On Moore: He's coming off his best start of the season, picking up the loss against the White Sox despite giving up two earned runs over seven innings. He is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA in two career appearances (one start) against Baltimore.

On Arrieta: He's winless in his past five starts, including allowing six runs over just 4⅓ innings against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. He is 2-2 with a 5.46 ERA in five career starts against Tampa Bay.

Key matchups

ORIOLES VS. MOORE

Robert Andino 1-for-4

Adam Jones 1-for-3

J.J. Hardy 1-for-4

Rays VS. ARRIETA

Matt Joyce 5-for-10, HR

B.J. Upton 2-for-14

Carlos Peña 3-for-6

On deck

Monday: Off

Tuesday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports, MLB. Rays — James Shields (6-3, 3.95); Yankees — TBA

Wednesday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (7-3, 2.44); Yankees — Ivan Nova (6-2, 5.60)

Thursday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (4-2, 2.69); Yankees — CC Sabathia (7-2, 3.68)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Just like LL

With it being "Hip Hop Night" at Tropicana Field — and LL Cool J performing a postgame concert — the Rays got into the mood by wearing one pant-leg up (David Price, left) during batting practice. Even several coaches, including manager Joe Maddon, joined in.

Number of the day

4 Catcher's interference calls on the Rays this season, the most in the majors.

Heavy hearts

Manager Joe Maddon, principal owner Stuart Sternberg and executive VP Andrew Friedman were among a large Rays contingent to attend Saturday's memorial service for Ben Topkin, son of Tampa Bay Times staff writer Marc Topkin; Ben died last week at age 21. Maddon made it a point in his pregame media session to "send out our sympathies." "It was an incredible service," Maddon said. "We wish (the family) well."

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