WHEN/WHERE: 7:05; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg.
TV/RADIO: Fox Sports Net; WFLA-AM 970, WLCC-AM 760 (Spanish).
PITCHERS: Oakland _ RHP Omar Olivares. Tampa Bay _ RHP Dave Eiland.
NOTES: Eiland is making his first start in a week. He was 0-2 in a pair of starts against Oakland last season with a 3.94 ERA. Olivares was 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA against the Rays in 1999. He is 3-1 with a 3.26 in his career against Tampa Bay. This is the first meeting of the season between the teams. The Athletics swept a four-game series in their only trip to Tropicana Field last season.
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
MONDAY: Off day
HOMERS TO GO: 2