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Sonny forecast: Rays starter Andy Sonnanstine is 2-2, 6.67 against the O's, including an impressive eight-inning outing in his last Camden Yards appearance, April 30. Brian Roberts is 5-for-11 against him, and new Oriole Gregg Zaun has gone 5-for-8.

Off the Mark: O's starter Mark Hendrickson pitched against his former Rays teammates twice last season while with Florida and didn't pitch well, going 0-2, 7.45. Plus, new Ray Gabe Kapler is 6-for-18 against him.

Huff daddy: Aubrey Huff, who is in a contract year, has been tough on his ex-mates, with a .315 average, 1.030 OPS, 11 homers and 26 RBIs in 35 games against the Rays.


Musical interludes

The Rays released the schedule for their Saturday summer postgame concert series:

May 30: TBA, vs. Twins 4:10 p.m.

June 13: Ludacris, vs. Nationals 6:08 p.m.

June 27: Pat Benatar, vs. Marlins 7:08 p.m.

July 11: Smash Mouth, vs. Athletics 6:08 p.m.

Aug. 1: Daughtry, vs. Royals 6:08 p.m.

Aug. 15: B-52's, vs. Blue Jays 7:08 p.m.

Aug. 22: Big & Rich, vs. Rangers 7:08 p.m.

Sept. 5: Beach Boys, vs. Tigers 7:08 p.m.


Quote of the day

"They're a good team. We'd like to think we are. It will be a long, interesting season."

Boston manager Terry Francona


Number of the day

5 Consecutive series - home, road and including the ALCS - the Rays have won from the Red Sox.