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Rays Host Yankees & Angels During Seven-Game Homestand

The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a seven-game homestand against the New York Yankees (May 19-21) and Los Angeles Angels (May 22-25). The 2017 Rays Baseball season is presented by Tampa General Hospital.


The Rays take on the Yankees on Friday, May 19 at 7:10 p.m. and continue the series on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. When gates open prior to Saturday's game, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Hawaiian Shirt presented by TradeWinds Island Resorts. The series concludes on Sunday afternoon with a 1:10 p.m. start. Prior to Sunday's game, all kids 14 and under will receive a Super Rays Comic Book presented by the Tampa Bay Times. All promotional items are available while supplies last.

The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a seven-game homestand against the New York Yankees (May 19-21) and Los Angeles Angels (May 22-25). The 2017 Rays Baseball season is presented by Tampa General Hospital.


The Rays take on the Yankees on Friday, May 19 at 7:10 p.m. and continue the series on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. When gates open prior to Saturday's game, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Hawaiian Shirt presented by TradeWinds Island Resorts. The series concludes on Sunday afternoon with a 1:10 p.m. start. Prior to Sunday's game, all kids 14 and under will receive a Super Rays Comic Book presented by the Tampa Bay Times. All promotional items are available while supplies last.


The first three games against the Angels on Monday, May 22, Tuesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 are slated for 7:10 p.m., with the final game of the series on Thursday, May 25 scheduled for 1:10 p.m.


Family Fun Days, presented by Tampa General Hospital, continue on Sunday, May 21. Family Fun Days will feature free parking for cars with four or more passengers and a variety of postgame activities for kids, including Kids Run the Bases and a DJ Kitty Dance Party featuring mascots and entertainers. For the fourth consecutive season, concourse activities will be complimentary for kids 14 years and under. Activities include Power Alley Batting Cage, Speed Pitch, Raymond's Art Studio, Topps Make Your Own Baseball Card and the Grand Slam Alley, courtesy of GameTime. Extra entertainers will also perform on Sundays, including face painters, airbrush tattoo artists, magicians, caricaturists, stilt walkers, jugglers, balloon artists and Ringling Brothers Clowns. In addition, every Sunday home game, two Rays players will sign autographs for kids 14 years and under along the right eld stands from 12:00-12:30 p.m.


The Rays are also offering new weekday specials throughout the season including:


    •   Monday-Salute to Service Monday presented by Suncoast Credit Union: Military, Teachers and First Responders have the opportunity to receive two (2) complimentary tickets to all six (6) Monday home games, ten (10) additional bonus dates and special ticket offers throughout the season. Military, Teachers and First Responders are encouraged to visit raysbaseball.com/specials to sign up. Affliation will be verified by ID.me, a third-party MLB approved verifcation service. Tickets will be made available one week prior to each scheduled game date.


    •   Tuesday-$2 Kids Tuesdays presented by Morgan Auto Group: For all Tuesday home games, tickets for kids 14 years and under are $2 with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket. $2 Hot Dogs, presented by Kayem Franks, will also be available for all fans for all Tuesday home dates. A total of 18,667 hot dogs have been sold during the first three Tuesdays of the season.


    •   Wednesday-Ballpark App Wednesdays presented by MLB.com: For all Wednesday home games, fans may purchase half-priced Lower Corner and Upper Level tickets exclusively through the MLB.com Ballpark App. Wednesdays will also feature Ballpark Bingo presented by 7-Eleven, where Rays fans can play against each other each week for a chance to win prizes. To access special ticket offers, Rays Ballpark Bingo and other exclusive promotions throughout the season, fans are encouraged to download the MLB.com Ballpark App from the App Store, Google Play or raysbaseball.com/ballparkapp.


    •   Thursday-Senior Special Thursdays presented by Duke Energy: For all Thursday home games, Press Level tickets for fans 60 years and older are only $15.


   •      Friday-$7.11 Fridays presented by 7-Eleven: For all Friday home games, fans may purchase Upper Level tickets for only $7.11. To take advantage of this special price, fans should visit a participating local 7-Eleven store and pick up the Rays Friday night discount coupon. The coupon code will be redeemable online at raysbaseball.com/specials or at the Tropicana Field Box Office. Each coupon will be good for up to four (4) tickets. $5 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts will be available to purchase for fans 21 years and older at the Budweiser Porch in Center Field. Please drink responsibly.


MATT STILLWELL, BADGES FOR BASEBALL PROGRAM-Country music artist and Badges for Baseball ambassador Matt Stillwell will be performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and also entertaining guests in the Republic Bank Draft Room prior to the Rays game against the New York Yankees on Friday, May 19 at 7:10 p.m. The following day on Saturday, May 20, Stillwell, along with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the Tampa Police Department and Tampa Parks and Rec will host a baseball clinic for children in Tampa. The Rays and the Tampa Bay community are one of several stops that Stillwell and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation are making as they visit other Major League Baseball teams and communities this summer. Part of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Badges for Baseball is a mentoring program that was created in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice as a juvenile crime prevention initiative. The multifaceted program brings law enforcement, youth mentors and underserved kids together through sports-themed activities.

COMING UP AT THE REPUBLIC BANK DRAFT ROOM-Prior to the game on Sunday, May 21, former right-handed pitcher John Frascatore will sign autographs from 12:00-12:30 p.m. in the Republic Bank Draft Room.

O.J. HOWARD TO THROW FIRST PITCH-Twenty-two Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookies, including their 2017 first-round draft pick O.J. Howard, will watch batting practice before the game on Monday, May 22. Howard will throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.

GATES OPEN-Monday-Thursday, 11⁄2 hours prior to first pitch; Friday-Sunday, 2 hours prior to first pitch.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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