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Spring Training Game Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays

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Steven Souza makes his spring debut as the Rays roll out most of their starters

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Today, the Rays will take on the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:05 in Port Charlotte with Chris Archer getting the start for Tampa Bay, meanwhile JA Happ will start for Toronto. Thus far this spring, the Rays are 3-4, while the Blue Jays are 6-1.

The only coverage of today's game will be a free radiocast  on MLB.com.

Today's starting lineups

Pitchers;

Rays — Chris Archer, Xavier Cedeno, Alex Colome, Ryan Webb, Dana Eveland, Enny Romero

Jays — J.A. Happ, Connor Greene, Wade LeBlanc, Arnold Leon, David Aardsma, Pat Venditte, Scott Diamond

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This Date in Team History

The birth of the franchise, as in 1995, major league owners voted 28-0 to add both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the league. So far, since the Rays inception, they are 1,352-1,562. Most of the losing occurred from 1998-2007, where they went 645-972. However, since 2008, they have went 707-590 whilst making the playoffs four times, and having made it to the world series once.

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Trivia Time!

The answer to yesterday's question was Rocco Baldelli

Today's player

wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB% wRC+ WAR Games
.270 .261 .298 .303 0 10.7% 4.5% 59 -0.3 232

This was the player's career line with the Rays

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There are 25 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of runs knocked in by Desmond Jennings during the 2011 season.

But, perhaps, the more defining moment of the season for Desmond, came during game 160

Go Rays!