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Tampa Bay Rays: Rays like Marlins' park, analyst working into national scene

Rays at Marlins

When/where: 7:15 tonight; Marlins Park, Miami

TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

Rays:

LH Matt Moore (2-5, 4.45)

Marlins:

RH Carlos Zambrano (4-3, 2.81)

On Moore: He ended a five-start winless streak with a win over Baltimore last time out, allowing one earned run over six innings. He has never faced the Marlins, but he is 0-2 with a 4.67 ERA in three road starts this season.

On Zambrano: He has won three of his past four starts, including giving up just one run over 7⅔ innings against the Phillies last time out. He is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in his one career start vs. the Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Zambrano

Luke Scott 5-for-12

Hideki Matsui 2-for-7

B.J. Upton 1-for-4

Marlins vs. Moore

Has never faced

On deck

Sunday: at Marlins, 1:10, Sun Sports, FSN. Rays — James Shields (6-4, 4.27); Marlins — Anibal Sanchez (3-4, 3.19)

Rays disabled list

With eligible-to-return date

C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day, June 5

RHP Kyle Farnsworth, right elbow strain, 60-day, June 5

OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery, 60-day, June 5

OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder strain, 60-day, July 13

INF Jeff Keppinger, right toe fracture, 15-day, June 3

3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 15-day, May 16

RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture, 60-day, July 14

Ballpark reviews

There were good reviews of the Marlins' new park, including the leftfield window sight lines of the city (similar to Minute Maid Park). Manager Joe Maddon said other than the "awkward" art sculpture in center — mechanical marlins and flapping flamingos — he liked the "Dodge Challenger green" outfield walls. "Circa 1970, RT 440 6-pack," Maddon said. "Very desirable color."

Number of the day

39

Parks the Rays have played in after Friday night's debut at Marlins Park in Miami.

Going national

Rays TV analyst Brian Anderson is more comfortable heading into tonight's Fox broadcast with Dick Stockton than his first experience in late May. "It was different," Anderson said. "I left the ballpark that night and called my mother, and was like, "Mom, what just happened?' " Anderson said it was an adjustment going from regular partner Dewayne Staats to Stockton but pointed out, "It was a fun ride, I'll tell you that."

Tampa Bay Rays: Rays like Marlins' park, analyst working into national scene 06/08/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:16am]
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