WHEN/WHERE: 7:05; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg.
TV/RADIO: Ch. 32; WFLA-AM 970, WDCF-AM 1350, WZHR-AM 1400, WWJB-AM 1450, WTBL-AM 1470, WBDN-AM 760 (Spanish).
PITCHERS: Baltimore _ RHP Sidney Ponson (10-7, 4.13). Tampa Bay _ RHP Dave Eiland (2-6, 5.26).
ETC: Eiland pitched six shutout innings against the Mariners in his most recent start. In nine starts, Eiland is 2-5 with a 3.89 ERA. Ponson was the losing pitcher at Tropicana Field the night Tony Saunders came within four outs of a no-hitter. Ponson went 5 innings, giving up one run on three hits.
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Giving Wade Boggs a chance to leave the field to an ovation Sunday afternoon, the Devil Rays removed him after he hit a second-inning double. The pinch-runner? Paul Sorrento. And when was the last time Sorrento was used as a pinch-runner? "I have no idea," said Sorrento, who has eight stolen bases in the past 10 seasons. "They just did that because they know I'm faster than him. I don't think they wanted Boggsy falling down."