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Price check: Price, the American League's leader in wins and ERA, is 9-2 with a 2.25 ERA over his past 12 starts. He is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA in two career appearances against the Twins.

Bounce back: Baker has lost his past two starts and is coming off an outing in which he gave up six runs and 11 hits over just 41/3 innings against the Mets. He is 1-2 with a 5.30 ERA in four career appearances against Tampa Bay.

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Pen-manship

Rays relievers got quality air time on SportsCenter on Thursday for their creativity during Wednesday night's 9-4 win in Boston. In a highlight dubbed "Bored Bullpen," RHP Andy Sonnanstine was shown drawing a Tampa Bay logo in the dirt, filling in the letters with items such as sunflower seeds, gum and sugar. He said the group had done a similar thing during an April sweep in Fenway, so it tried to muster up some "good karma" again.

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Blast from the past

The Rays will have a turn-back-the-clock kind of night Aug 13, when the Orioles visit Tropicana Field. Both teams will wear uniforms circa 1970, and the Village People will perform a postgame concert.

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Number of the day

37 Parks the Rays have played in after their debut at Target Field on Thursday.

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