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TONIGHT: ANGELS VS. DEVIL RAYS

WHEN/WHERE: 6:35; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg.

TV/RADIO: SportsChannel; WFLA-AM 970, WLVU-FM 106.3.

PITCHERS: Tampa Bay RHP Rolando Arrojo vs. Anaheim RHP Ken Hill.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: In his last start _ also against the Angels _ Arrojo combined with Dan Carlson and Roberto Hernandez for a 6-0 win Sunday. In the best start of professional career, Arrojo gave up six hits in seven innings. He likely will face a lineup stacked with lefties.

INFORMATION: Call 825-3137.

BY THE NUMBERS

5: Batters hit by pitches (four hit by Rays pitchers, one hit by Anaheim) in the first three innings.

16: Minutes it took Rays starter Wilson Alvarez to get through a three-run first inning.

20: Days over .500 for the Rays.

28: Days over .500 for the 1969 Kansas City Royals _ the most by an expansion team.

39: Pitches thrown by Alvarez in one-plus innings.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"There's nothing that says we can't play 162 games the same way we played the first 19. That doesn't mean it's going to transfer to the same record. But we got to go about (the rest of the season) the way we've gone about it so far, which is all I ask of the players."

_ LARRY ROTHSCHILD

Rays manager on the team's impressive start and whether it can continue

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