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of the day

All fans at tonight's game against the White Sox will receive a Rays AL Champion?ship poster.

The dish

Rays vs. White Sox

When/where: 7:38; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers:


RHP James Shields

(1-1, 3.65)

White Sox

RHP Bartolo Colon

(1-0, 0.00)

Tickets: Available ($10-$210) at all regular outlets, including, the Tropicana Field box office, the Rays' Tampa office (400 N Tampa St.), International Plaza's main concierge desk, all Ticket?master outlets and via phone at (727) 898-7297 and (813) 282-7297.

Watch for

Home, sweet home: James Shields is glad to be pitching at home (where his ERA last season was 2.59 compared with 4.82 on the road). He said he built confidence in his last start (seven scoreless innings in a victory at Baltimore).

Comeback Colon: Bartolo Colon, 35, who won the Cy Young award while with the Angels in 2005, is trying to make a comeback from injuries. He looked sharp in his first start, pitching six scoreless innings in a win over the Twins.

Matchups: Pat Burrell is 4-for-14 against Colon, Carl Crawford 6-for-26 and Carlos Pe?a 6-for-25 with 14 strikeouts.

On deck

Saturday: White Sox, 7:08, FSN. Rays - Scott Kazmir (2-0, 2.84); White Sox - Mark Buehrle (1-0, 2.38)

Sunday: White Sox, 1:38, Sun Sports. Rays - Matt Garza (1-0, 1.93); White Sox - RH Gavin Floyd (1-1, 6.00)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

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Added: April 17, 2009

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