The Tampa Bay Rays conclude their series against the Seattle Mariners this afternoon. The Rays are coming off back to back wins against the Mariners at home.
On Wednesday night the Rays won 3-2 and it was their longest game of the year at 13 innings and four hours and 17 minutes in length as the game ended just before 11:30 p.m .
Logan Morrison drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Rays the win at Tropicana field. The Rays have now won nine of their last 11 games and Morrison feels that if his team does the right things then they will get the wins they need.
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In the game today against Seattle, the Rays will pitch Blake Snell. This is the debut for the 23 year old at Tropicana Field and he happens to be pitching against his hometown team. Snell was drafted by the Rays in 2011 out of Shorewood High School and made his professional debut against the Gulf Coast Rays. Snell, the 2015 Minor USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year, was promoted to the Rays’ 40 man roster in November of 2015.
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Snell was promoted to the big club after Steven Souza Jr. was placed on the disabled list with a left hip strain. Souza got hurt on Monday attempting to make a diving catch.
Tampa Bay will begin a home series with the San Francisco Giants on Friday night and the game is sold out; the night is dedicated to the victims of last Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando at the Pulse Nightclub.
The proceeds will go towards the Pulse Victims Fund which is set up for the families of the victims. There will also be blood drives on Friday and Saturday, where donors receive t-shirts and vouchers for tickets for future games. Rays President Brian Auld, feels that this will give fans a chance to come together as one.
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