Sonny day: Sonnanstine makes his second start in place of injured Jeff Niemann, seeking improvement from Tuesday, when he lasted just 31/3 innings at Cleveland. In nine starts (13 appearances) against the O's, he is 3-4, 6.62.
No Jake-ing: Arrieta, a fifth-round pick in 2007, has a three-game winning streak over his past five starts. He faced the Rays twice in his 2010 rookie season, going 0-2, 6.35.
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Dance party of the day
At the, um, choreography of manager Joe Maddon - "I just thought it was appropriate" - there's a new twist to victory celebrations in the Rays clubhouse: strobe lights and a portable disco ball to showcase players' dance moves, with David Price and Joel Peralta leading the way Friday. Some players initially were wondering why, but strength and conditioning coach Kevin Barr was said to put it best: "Why wouldn't we have a disco ball in our locker room; we're the Rays."
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Charitable cause of the day
LHP J.P. Howell isn't just changing to No. 74 in tribute to Guy Dubets, his former pitching coach who died May 8 from diabetes at age 52. (The 7 is for the G, the 4 for the D.) Howell and his wife, Heather, are planning to start a charity to raise money for the fight against diabetes. "He helped so many young kids stay on track in life and never got credit," Howell said.