ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-The Tampa Bay Rays return to Tropicana Field on Friday to begin a 10-game homestand against American League East opponents. The Rays first take on the Boston Red Sox (August 29-September 1) in a four-game series that concludes on Labor Day before facing the Toronto Blue Jays (September 2-4) and Baltimore Orioles (September 5-7) for three games apiece.
The Rays and Red Sox open their series on Friday, August 29 at 7:10 p.m. Fans can purchase a Tampa Bay Times Ticket Tandem for the game to receive a special limited edition Raymond Rally Gnome. A Ticket Tandem includes a ticket to Friday's game plus the gnome, which is only available through this offer. This package may not be combined with any other offer. For Ticket Tandem details, visit raysbaseball.com/tandems.
The series continues on Saturday, August 30 with a 7:10 p.m. contest. Sunday's 1:40 p.m. game is also Tampa Bay Times Family Fun Day. When gates open at 11:40 a.m., kids 14 and under will receive a Matt Moore Kids Plate with Cup, presented by Fresh for Florida Kids, while supplies last.
The Rays-Red Sox series concludes on Monday with a 1:10 p.m. contest. Gates will open two hours prior to the first pitch due to the holiday.
On Tuesday, September 2, the Rays and Blue Jays open their three-game set with a 7:10 p.m. game. The teams finish the series with 7:10 p.m. games on both Wednesday and Thursday.
The AL East-leading Orioles come to Tropicana Field on Friday, September 5. Fans can purchase a Tampa Bay Times Ticket Tandem for the game to receive a limited edition Kevin "Outlaw" Kiermaier T-shirt, only available through this offer.
When gates open for Saturday's 1:05 p.m. game, the first 20,000 fans will receive an Evan Longoria '80s Hair Band Bobblehead.
The homestand wraps up with another Tampa Bay Times Family Fun Day on Sunday, September 7 with a 1:40 p.m. game. When gates open at 11:40 a.m. the first 20,000 fans will receive a Solar Powered Waving DJ Kitty figurine, presented by Chick-fil-A.
Following the conclusion of Sunday's game, The Wiggles will take the stage as the final scheduled act in the 2014 Rays Summer Concert Series. The concert is free with the purchase of a ticket to Sunday's game.
After more than 23 years together, seven million albums, 23 million DVDs and eight million books sold, The Wiggles have performed to millions of fans across the globe. In late 2012, the original all-male Wiggles line-up stepped aside to allow a new cast to take over their kid-errific work. Since then, the world has embraced the new group-Anthony, Lachy, Simon and Emma-with open arms and dancing feet. Since releasing their self-titled album in 1991, the group has wiggled its way to worldwide fame.
TAMPA BAY TIMES FAMILY FUN DAY-Every Rays Sunday home game features free parking for cars with four or more passengers and a variety of free activities for kids on the concourse, courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times. Postgame on August 31 also features Kids Run the Bases and the DJ Kitty Kids Party.
TICKETS-Tickets for Rays 2014 regular season home games are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Rays Tampa Store (400 N. Tampa St.) and the Gate 1 Tropicana Field Box Office, as well as over the phone at 888-FAN-RAYS and 1-800-745-3000, or online at raysbaseball.com.
GATES OPEN-Tuesday through Thursday, 1½ hours prior to game time; Friday through Sunday, two hours prior to game time. Gates will open two hours prior to game time on Labor Day, Monday, September 1.