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Rays at Twins

When/where: 8:10; Metrodome, Minneapolis

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

Probable pitchers:

Rays :

RHP Jeff


(1-2, 5.40)


RHP Scott Baker

(0-2, 12.46)

Rays info: 1-888-326-7297 (FAN- Rays )

Watch for

New for Niemann: Rays starter Jeff Niemann has been to the Metrodome, during a brief two-day trip last season, but never pitched there. He worked 11/3 innings in relief against them in September.

Bombs-away Baker: Twins starter Scott Baker has struggled in his first two starts since returning from shoulder problems, allowing seven home runs (all to right-handers) in 82/3 innings, 15 hits overall.

Matchup to avoid: RHP Joe Nelson doesn't want to see Twins OF Michael Cuddyer, who is 3-for-4 with two homers off him.

On deck

Tuesday: at Twins, 8:10, Sun. Rays - James Shields (2-2, 3.67); Twins - Francisco Liriano (0-4, 7.06)

Wednesday: at Twins, 8:10, Sun. Rays - Scott Kazmir (3-1, 3.97); Twins - Nick Blackburn (1-1, 4.44)

Thursday: vs. Red Sox, 7:08, Sun. Rays - Matt Garza (1-2, 4.97); Red Sox - Josh Beckett (2-1, 6.00)

Friday: vs. Red Sox, 7:38, Sun. Rays - Andy Sonnanstine (0-3, 7.78 ); Red Sox - Justin Masterson (1-0, 3.18 )

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Added: April 27, 2009

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