WHEN/WHERE: 7:05, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg.
RADIO: WFLA-AM 970, WLVU-FM 106.3.
PITCHERS: Athletics RHP Mike Oquist (0-0, 2.84) vs. Rays LHP Tony Saunders (1-2, 4.07).
WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Saunders is looking to return to the win column and erase the disappointment of his last outing, against the Rangers on April 22 when he gave up five runs on 10 hits and took the loss. This will be the Rays first look at Oquist, who might not throw in the 90s but gets outs by nibbling the corners and mixing his effective changeup, curveball and slider. Oquist has not given up a home run this year.
ETC: Gates open two hours before game time (approximately 5). Tuesday's game is the first of five weekday games in the afternoon.
INFORMATION: Call 825-3137.
Sunday's game: 26,882
Season average: 32,748
Season total: 360,237
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"The league will review it, but I didn't touch him at all. I don't care what he says."
_ LARRY ROTHSCHILD
Rays manager responding to second base umpire Marty Foster's claim that he bumped him during their fifth-inning argument
BY THE NUMBERS
0: Times Dave Martinez has hit in No. 3 spot before Sunday.
2: No. 1 overall draft picks in Angels lineup (Darin Erstad and Phil Nevin).
6: Pitches closer Roberto Hernandez needed to get out of the ninth.
11: Games Fred McGriff has hit safely in at Tropicana Field.
12: Pitches Esteban Yan needed to get out of the eighth inning.
22: Days the Rays were over .500, going into Sunday's game.