Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Rays: More Thanksmas money

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Rays vs. Twins

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $11-$200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH David Price (2-1, 4.39)

TWINS: RH Kyle Gibson (3-0, 0.93)

On Price: Allowed a season-high six runs and 10 hits in a season-low five innings Thursday in a loss to the Yankees. Has made seven career appearances (six starts) against the Twins, going 2-2 with a 2.66 ERA.

On Gibson: Pitched a career-high eight scoreless innings through sub-freezing temperatures in a win over the Blue Jays Thursday. After a rough rookie year in 2013 (2-4, 6.53), has started this season strong.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. GIBSON

Matt Joyce 1-for-2

Evan Longoria 0-for-3

Yunel Escobar 0-for-2

TWINS VS. PRICE

Kurt Suzuki 4-for-14, HR

Joe Mauer 2-for-14

Brian Dozier 2-for-6, HR

On deck

Wednesday: Twins, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-2, 5.63); Twins — RH Mike Pelfrey (0-2, 7.98)

Thursday: Twins, 1:10. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (0-0, 6.45); Twins — RH Ricky Nolasco (1-2, 6.08)

Friday: at White Sox, 8:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (2-1, 3.65); White Sox — RH Erik Johnson (1-1, 5.32)

Saturday: at White Sox, 7:10. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (0-1, 4.91); White Sox — LH John Danks (1-0, 3.32)

Sunday: at White Sox, 2:10. Rays — LH David Price (2-1, 4.39); White Sox — TBD

Monday: at White Sox, 8:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-2, 5.63); White Sox — TBA

Giving Thanksmas

In December, manager Joe Maddon, coaches and front office members visited Salvation Army Shelters in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Bradenton, the Homeless Emergency Project in Clearwater and the Sallie House in St. Petersburg as part of his annual Thanksmas project. Next week, those shelters will each receive a check for $4,100, representing additional funds raised through Thanksmas in 2013.

Thinking Green

To celebrate Earth Day today, fans can purchase a discounted seat in the lower level and receive a recyclable Rays Earth Day tote bag. The Proceeds of each Earth Day ticket will support Tampa Bay Watch and the Break A Bat, Plant A Ball program. For more information and to purchase a special Earth Day ticket, visit raysbaseball.com/specialevents.

Quote of the day

"It's very ironic."

Ex-Rays OF Sam Fuld, on getting claimed off waivers Sunday by the Twins just in time for their three-game series at Tropicana Field starting tonight.

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