Rays host Red Sox and Orioles during six-game homestand

The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a sixgame homestand against the Boston Red Sox (May 22-24) and the Baltimore Orioles (May 2527).

May 21st, 2018

The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field tomorrow for a sixgame homestand against the Boston Red Sox (May 22-24) and the Baltimore Orioles (May 2527). The 2018 Rays season is presented by Tampa General Hospital.

The Rays face the Red Sox on Tuesday, May 22, with the first of three consecutive 7:10 p.m. starts. 

The weekend series with the Orioles begins on Friday, May 25 with a 7:10 p.m. start time and continues on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. When gates open prior to Saturday's game, all fans will receive a Kevin Kiermaier STAR WARS© Pop Vinyl, presented by Tech Data, while supplies last. In addition, as part of STAR WARS© Night, fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with characters and enjoy music and images from the movies around the stadium. 

The homestand concludes on Sunday afternoon with a 1:10 p.m. start. Upon entry, all kids 14 years and under will receive a Raymond Children's Book, presented by Suncoast Credit Union, while supplies last. 

Sundays will once again be Family Fun Days, courtesy of Tampa General Hospital. Every Sunday home game 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 fifth consecutive season, concourse activities will be complimentary for kids 14 years and under. Activities include Power Alley Batting Cage, Speed Pitch, Virtual Reality Home Run Derby, Raymond's Treehouse, Topps Make Your Own Baseball Card and the Grand Slam Alley, courtesy of GameTime. Extra entertainers will also perform on Sundays, including face painters, stilt walkers, jugglers and balloon artists. In addition, every Sunday home game, two Rays players will sign autographs for kids 14 years and under along the right field line from 12:00-12:30 p.m.

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

• Monday -- Salute to Service Monday presented by Suncoast Credit Union: Military, Teachers and First Responders can receive two (2) complimentary tickets to select Monday home games, additional bonus dates and special ticket offers throughout the season. Some exclusions apply. Military, Teachers and First Responders are encouraged to visit raysbaseball.com/specials to sign up. Affiliation will be verified by ID.me, a third-party MLB-approved verification 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 be available for all fans for all Tuesday home dates. A total of 11,054 hot dogs have been sold during the first two Tuesdays of the season.

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

• Thursday -- 19.98 Ticket Combo presented by Coca-Cola: For all Thursday home games, fans can purchase Press Level tickets that include chips and a 20-ounce bottled Coca-Cola beverage for $19.98. 

• Friday -- $7.11 tickets 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. New for 2018, fans will be able to upgrade to the lower level for an additional $7. Budweiser and Bud Lights will be available to purchase for fans 21 years and older for $5 at the Budweiser Porch in Center Field. Please drink responsibly. 

BATS N' BREWS -- The Rays and iHeartMedia Tampa Bay's "Bats N' Brews" radio show, presented by Budweiser, airs live on Friday, May 25 from the Budweiser Porch in center field. This week's show features DJ Shizm from 95.7 The Beat. 

DONOVAN SMITH TO THROW FIRST PITCH -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Donovan Smith will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game on Thursday, May 24. 

RAYS HONOR WILLIE MAE FOOTMAN -- The Rays will honor Willie Mae Footman, Tallahassee native and grandmother of Rays outfielder Mallex Smith, prior to the game on Sunday, May 27. Footman, a Stage 2 breast cancer survivor, was selected as the Rays Honorary Bat Girl, in support of Major League Baseball's annual "Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer" initiative. For the first time since the Honorary Bat Girl program's start in 2009, clubs had the opportunity to hand-select their respective honorees, each of whom have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to battling breast cancer. 

GATES OPEN -- Sunday-Thursday, 1½ hours prior to first pitch; Friday-Saturday, 2 hours prior to first pitch. 


Key Dates / Time / Promotion / Presenting Partner / Distribution

Tuesday, May 22 vs. BOS -- 7:10 p.m.

• $2 Kids Ticket Tuesdays

• $2 Hot Dogs

Presenting partner: Morgan Auto Group, Kayem Franks

Distribution: Kids 14 years and under All fans

Wednesday, May 23 vs. BOS 7:10 p.m.

• Senior Special Wednesdays

Presenting partner: Duke Energy

Distribution: Fans 60 years and older

Thursday, May 24 vs. BOS 7:10 p.m.

• $19.98 Ticket Combo Thursdays

Presenting partner: Coca-Cola

Distribution: All fans

Friday, May 25 vs. BAL 7:10 p.m.

• $7.11 Fridays • $5 Bud/Bud Lights at Budweiser Porch

Presenting partner: 7-Eleven, Budweiser

Distribution: All fans All fans 21 years and older

Saturday, May 26 vs. BAL 4:10 p.m.

• Kevin Kiermaier STAR WARS© Pop Vinyl

Presenting partner: Tech Data

Distribution: All fans *

Sunday, May 27 vs. BAL 1:10 p.m.

• Raymond Children's Book

• Family Fun Days

Presenting partner: Suncoast Credit Union, Tampa General Hospital

Distribution: Kids 14 years and under, * All fans