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The dish

Rays at Red Sox

When/where: 7:10; Fenway Park

TV/radio: FSN; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers:

Rays :

RHP James Shields

(3-2, 3.51)

Red Sox:

RHP Brad Penny

(2-1, 7.61)

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Familiar foe: Rays starter James Shields, who pitched well against the Red Sox on Sunday (71/3 innings, six hits, two runs, two walks, six strikeouts), said he will take the same approach tonight and adjust as needed. He is 3-5 with a 5.17 ERA vs. the Sox and has never won at Fenway (0-4, 9.56 ERA).

And another: Red Sox starter Brad Penny was pretty good against the Rays on Sunday, allowing three runs in six innings while striking out eight. He is 1-3 with a 5.26 ERA vs. the Rays .

Big Pop-out: Sox DH David Ortiz has struggled against the Rays this season, going 2-for-20. But he is 8-for-19 with two homers off Shields. Dustin Pedroia is 7-for-16.

On deck

Saturday: at Red Sox, 3:40, Ch. 13. Rays - Scott Kazmir (3-3, 6.00); Red Sox - Jon Lester (2-2, 5.11)

Marc Topkin,

Times staff writer

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Added: May 8, 2009

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