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By MARC TOPKIN, Times Staff Writer
Published September 21, 2007


Tonight: Rays vs. Red Sox

When/where: 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

TV/radio: Ch. 66; 1250-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers: Rays - LHP Scott Kazmir (13-8, 3.54); Red Sox - RHP Josh Beckett (19-6, 3.20)

Promotion: For Halfway to St. Patrick's Day, the first 7,500 fans get a Rays leprechaun hat; pre- and postgame tent party in Lot 7.

Rays info: (727) 825-3250

Watch for ...

Special K: Kazmir is 6-4 with a 2.62 ERA in 16 starts against the Sox. David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez are hitting a combined .151 (11-for-73) with two homers and 21 strikeouts. Dustin Pedroia has hit .553 (8-for-15).

Milestone march: Kazmir is shooting to match Rolando Arrojo's 1998 team record of 14 wins in a season.

On deck

Saturday: Red Sox 7:10, prime pricing, Ch. 66. Rays - Andy Sonnanstine (6-9, 5.68). Red Sox - Daisuke Matsuzaka (14-12, 4.41)