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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's a lot of pressure, especially since it breaks down on me every three minutes."

RHP James Shields on his remote-control car, which he was fixing an hour before the game. As part of Racing Night, Shields was to drive his Jato 3.3 car, with the ceremonial first pitch aboard, to the mound. But the car wouldn't work, so the drive was scrapped.

Number of the day

24 Homers the Rays had in interleague play entering Friday, the most in the majors.

Did you know?

With 17 homers, 1B Carlos Pena is attempting to be the 13th nonroster invitee to hit 20 or more since 1993. The last two: Jose Guillen (31) and Craig Monroe (23) in 2003.

Tonight: Rays vs. Dodgers

When/where: 7:10; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

TV/radio: Ch. 66; 1250-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers: Rays - LHP Scott Kazmir (5-3, 4.10); Dodgers - LHP Randy Wolf (8-5, 4.24)

Promotion: As part of Turn Back the Clock Night, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Don Zimmer "Then and Now" bobblehead doll. The Rays will wear replica uniforms of the Florida State League St. Petersburg Saints, and the Dodgers will don their old Brooklyn uniforms. Former Dodgers Johnny Podres, Carl Erskine, Duke Snider and Zimmer will sign autographs from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. Sha Na Na will perform after the game.

Rays tickets: $13-$270 (Prime game). Available at Tropicana Field box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and devilrays.com.

Rays info: (727) 825-3250

Watch for ...

Kaz against NL: Rays starter Scott Kazmir is 4-2 with a 5.24 ERA in eight career starts against the NL, with three of those wins coming last season.

Wolf hunt: Dodgers starter Randy Wolf has struggled in June, pitching to a 6.86 ERA in four starts this month.

Aki at the bat: Rays left-handed hitting 3B Akinori Iwamura hits lefties well. He is batting .447 against southpaws (17-for-38).

On deck

Sunday: Dodgers, 1:40, FSN. Rays - RHP Edwin Jackson (0-8, 7.85); Dodgers - LHP Hong-Chih Kuo (1-2, 6.65)

Monday: White Sox, 7:10, FSN. Rays - LHP J.P Howell (1-1, 4.26); White Sox - RHP John Danks (3-6, 4.61)

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