WHEN/WHERE: 4:35; Safeco Field, Seattle.
TV/RADIO: Ch. 32; WFLA-AM 970, WLCC-AM 760 (Spanish).
PITCHERS: Tampa Bay _ RHP Steve Trachsel. Seattle _ RHP Aaron Sele.
NOTES: Trachsel leads the Rays in wins, innings and strikeouts. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his past three starts. This is his first career appearance against the Mariners. In two career appearances against the Rays, Sele has pitched a shutout and went eight innings, giving up one run, for another victory. The Rays offered Sele a four-year, $30-million contract in the off-season but he declined it.
COUNTDOWN TO 400
Devil Rays first baseman Fred McGriff is closing in on another milestone, 400 home runs. There have been 30 players to hit 400. Here is an update of McGriff's pursuit:
CAREER TOTAL: 398
HOMERS TO GO: 2