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TONIGHT: RAYS VS. RED SOX

When/where: 7:10, Tropica-na Field, St. Petersburg

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

Probable pitchers: Rays ã James Shields (8-6, 4.44); Red Sox ã Jon Lester (1-0, 3.00)

Promotions: As part of Flower Power night, the first 10,000 in Rays gear receive a Rays tie-dye shirt and Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, performs after the game. Carl Crawford All-Star posters will be given away, and he will sign autographs with Andy Sonnanstine from 5:45 to 6:15. Before the game, ex-Red Sox All-Star Rico Petrocelli will sign autographs at the Ted Williams Museum.

Rays tickets: $13-$275, prime pricing. Available at Tropicana Field box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, devilrays.com.

Rays info: (727) 825-3250

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Short-term memory: In his last outing, James Shields allowed 10 runs in 31/3 innings in a 21-4 loss in New York. His ERA rose by .53. Seventh in the AL with 121 strikeouts, he is 0-1 with a 6.10 ERA in two starts against Boston.

Second-time around: Jon Lester beat Cleveland on Monday, his first start since cancer treatments. It is his first start against the Rays.

Big Papi: David Ortiz enters 2-for-5 against Shields. Both hits are homers.

On deck

Sunday: Red Sox, 1:40, FSN. Rays ã Scott Kazmir (7-7, 4.02); Red Sox ã Daisuke Matsuzaka (12-7, 3.79).

Monday: Jays, 7:10, FSN. Rays ã Andy Sonnan-stine (1-6, 5.57); Jays ã Dustin McGowan (7-5, 4.45)

Tuesday: Jays, 7:10, Ch. 66.

Rays ã Edwin Jack-son (2-10, 7.00); Jays ã Jesse Litsch (3-4, 4.01).

Wednesday: Jays, 3:10, FSN. Rays ã Jason Hammel (1-0, 5.82); Jays ã Josh Towers (5-6, 4.97)

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