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Tampa Bay Rays: Sam Fuld, Matt Joyce perform good deeds; Alex Cobb unable to even speculate on nature of hand issue

Rays vs. Royals

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

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

Starting pitchers:

Rays:

RH Jeremy Hellickson (10-7, 3.15)

Royals:

RH Luke Hochevar (8-8, 4.95)

Watch for …

Jeremy the kid: Hellickson took a no-hitter into the sixth in his last start at Seattle on July 31 and is 3-0, 3.08 in his past four starts.

Hot hand Luke: Hochevar has won three straight and is 4-0 (though 4.91) over his past seven.

Good deeds of the day

OF Sam Fuld, who has Type 1 diabetes, will tour the USF Diabetes Center this morning and meet with young patients there, as well as USF president Judy Genshaft. … OF Matt Joyce on Tuesday takes customer Jean Mason on a shopping spree, and presents a donation to Feeding America Tampa Bay, at the Pinellas Park Sweetbay store.

Quote of the day

"I can't even lie to you right now and tell you what it is."

Rookie RHP Alex Cobb, on the unknown nature of his arm problem.

Stats of the day

16-15 Rays record in one-run games

9 HRs allowed by David Price in his past seven starts, same as his first 17

2 Hits for Johnny Damon in his past 28 at-bats

Tampa Bay Rays: Sam Fuld, Matt Joyce perform good deeds; Alex Cobb unable to even speculate on nature of hand issue 08/07/11 [Last modified: Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:42pm]
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