Sonny day: RH Andy Sonnanstine is coming off a season-low four-inning outing (tying career highs with 10 hits and seven runs). But Sonnanstine fared well against the Red Sox last season, with no earned runs in two starts (13 innings).
Stepping in: RH Justin Masterson, stepping in for Daisuke Matsuzaka (on the DL), has won his past two starts, giving up a combined two runs. He's 1-2 with a 5.28 ERA in six appearances against the Rays.
Matchups: David Ortiz is just 3-for-16 against Sonnanstine, with Dustin Pedroia 3-for-15 and Kevin Youkilis 1-for-12. But Jason Varitek is 5-for-10 with a homer, and J.D. Drew is 4-for-11 with a homer.
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The Chevelle of your dreams
A 1970 Chevy Chevelle restored and donated Troy Percival, valued at about $55,000, is being raffled by the Rays Baseball Foundation, starting tonight through July 12. The car will be on display at Gate 7. "It's a really nice car," said Percival, who got $40,000 toward it as part of his contract. "It's top drawer. It'll run good for somebody." No purchase is required to win, but there is a suggested minimum contribution of $20 per entry.
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New look of the day
The Rays tonight debut their blue alternate jerseys, which feature light blue piping and a 40 percent larger burst.
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LPGA star Brittany Lincicome, left, handled the honors Thursday, new Bucs coach Raheem Morris has the mound tonight, and Mitchell High no-hit whizPatrick Schuster has Sunday duty.