Rays, Phillies to honor Clearwater 100th

Published March 13, 2015

Happy hundredth

The Rays will wear a patch in observance of the Clearwater centennial (1915-2015) for today's game against Philadelphia at Bright House Field. The Phillies will sport the same patch.

The Brown bomber

Plant High alumnus Corey Brown, a Rays nonroster invitee, continued his torrid spring Thursday with two more singles. In seven games, he's hitting .538 (7-for-13) with two doubles, a homer and a triple. "He rakes," manager Kevin Cash said. "He's hitting everything."

Miller time

RHP Jim Miller, set to pitch Sunday after being signed to a minor-league deal last week, graduated from North Fort Myers High, roughly 20 minutes south of Charlotte Sports Park. Four members of his 2000 Red Knights team played professionally, with two — Miller and fellow reliever Jon Huber — reaching the majors.

Number of the day

6 Two-out RBIs totaled Thursday by the Rays: Alexi Casilla's double in the eighth, followed by Logan Forsythe's two-run homer two batters later.

The dish

Rays at Phillies

When/where: 1:05 today; Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater

Tickets: $14-$35, available via, 215-463-1000.

Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)

Pitchers: Rays — Chris Archer, Mike Montgomery, Everett Teaford, Grayson Garvin. Phillies — Joely Rodriguez, Jessie Biddle, Jake Diekman, Justin De Fratus, Phillippe Aumont, Cesar Jimenez.


With the exception of C Rene Rivera, the Rays are scheduled to have what could be their opening day lineup on the field today, anchored by 3B Evan Longoria.

On deck

Saturday: at Orioles (Sarasota), 1:05. Rays — Nathan Karns; Orioles — Brian Matusz

Sunday: vs. Mets, 1:05. Pitchers TBA

Monday: Off

Exhibition schedule

All games 1:05 p.m. unless noted:


17 at Phillies

18 at Blue Jays, 1:07

19 vs. Twins*

20 vs. Blue Jays

21 vs. Twins

22 at Blue Jays, 12:37

23 vs. Pirates

25 at Twins

26 vs. Yankees*

27 at Orioles

28 vs. Red Sox*

29 at Red Sox**

30 vs. Orioles

31 at Orioles (ss) vs. Red Sox (ss)


1 at Yankees

2 at Phillies

3 at Tigers**

4 vs. Tigers at Tropicana Field, 12:35

* Televised Sun Sports

** Televised MLB Network

Joey Knight and Marc Topkin, Times staff writers