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TODAY: RAYS VS. BRAVES

By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published June 25, 2006


WHEN/WHERE:

1:15; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg.

TV/RADIO:

FSN; 1250-AM, 820-AM (Spanish).

PROBABLE PITCHERS:

Braves - LHP Chuck James (0-0, 2.38); Rays - LHP Mark Hendrickson (4-7, 3.75).

RAYS TICKETS:

Available at Tropicana Field box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, devilrays.com and the Devil Rays Dugout store at WestShore Plaza in Tampa.

RAYS INFORMATION:

(727) 825-3250.

WATCH FOR ROAD WARRIOR:

Rays starter Mark Hendrickson has a much tougher time pitching at the Trop than on the road. The left-hander is 2-3 with a 6.06 ERA and seven home runs at home and 2-4 with a 2.20 ERA and two home runs on the road.

RUBBER ARM:

Hendrickson has thrown more than 100 pitches in 10 of 12 starts.

NEWBIE:

Braves starter Chuck James, called up from Triple-A Richmond for today's game to replace Jorge Sosa, who moved to the bullpen, makes his first career start in his 10th major-league game. The left-hander made seven starts for Richmond since coming off the DL on May 27, going 1-0 with a 2.67 ERA.