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Tampa Bay Rays: Rays offer special ticket package; Stuart Sternberg only knows finish will be interesting

AL East

Team W L Pct. GB

New York 80 62 .563—

Baltimore80 62 .563—

Tampa Bay 77 65 .542 3

Toronto 64 77 .454 151/2

Boston 64 79 .448161/2

AL race for wild cards

Team W L Pct. GB

Oakland 8260 .577—

Balt./N.Y. 80 62 .563—

Tampa Bay 77 65 .542 3

Los Angeles 77 66 .538 31/2

Detroit 75 67 .528 5

Top two wild cards make postseason; GB is games behind second wild card

Ticket deal of the deal

Under the heading #162STRONG, the Rays are offering special packages, starting at $25, with tickets to any three of the 10 remaining regular-season home games at a 10 percent discount plus 10 percent off concessions, 25 percent off merchandise purchased on the day of the game and a neon #162STRONG T-shirt. For details, see raysbaseball.com.

Stat of the day

3

Combined homers by Matt Joyce, Carlos Peña and Luke Scott since Aug. 19

Rays at Orioles

When/where: 12:35; Camden Yards, Baltimore

Radio: 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jeremy Hellickson (8-10, 3.33)

ORIOLES: LH Wei-Yin Chen (12-9, 4.06)

On Hellickson: Has been pitching without much luck, for example posting a 3.21 ERA over his past 13 starts with four wins to show for it. Is 5-3, 2.70 vs. O's, beating Chen July 24 in Baltimore.

On Chen: Lost his past two starts to the Yanks and is 2-3, 6.55 over his past six, allowing 39 hits in 33 innings. Is 1-2, 3.72 in three starts vs. Rays, though allowing a .206 average.

Key matchups

Rays VS. CHEN

D. Jennings 0-for-6

B.J. Upton 1-for-8

Ben Zobrist 3-for-8

O's VS. HELLICKSON

Wilson Betemit 5-for-13

J.J. Hardy 5-for-22, HR

Adam Jones 8-for-25, 3 HRs

On deck

Friday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (17-5, 2.54); Yankees — CC Sabathia (13-5, 3.56)

Saturday: at Yankees, 4:05, Ch. 13. Rays — James Shields (14-8, 3.71); Yankees — Ivan Nova (11-7, 4.92)

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (10-9, 3.66); Yankees — Hiroki Kuroda (13-10, 3.14)

Monday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

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

*OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 60-day, July 13

INF Sean Rodriguez, right hand fracture, 15-day, Sept. 15

* out for season

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Tampa Bay Rays: Rays offer special ticket package; Stuart Sternberg only knows finish will be interesting 09/12/12 [Last modified: Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:12am]
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