Sun Sports to broadcast 150 Tampa Bay Rays games in 2014

Sun Sports, the statewide television home of the Tampa Bay Rays, will produce and televise 150 Rays regular season games in high definition as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball season.

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sun Sports, the statewide television home of the Tampa Bay Rays, will produce and televise 150 Rays regular season games in high definition as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball season.

Opening day coverage begins live from Tropicana Field with a special one hour pregame show, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday, March 31, when the Rays host the Toronto Blue Jays. Like last year, both home and away game broadcasts will feature half-hour Rays LIVE pregame shows and all will offer extended post-game coverage from site. Home games Rays LIVE will originate from Tropicana Field, while away games will air from the FOX Sports studio in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dewayne Staats returns this year for his 17th season as play-by-play announcer for Rays baseball on Sun Sports and will be joined in the booth by former MLB pitcher Brian Anderson. Staats enters his 37th year broadcasting baseball, while Anderson enters his 6th season providing analysis on Sun Sports.

Also in his 17th season, Todd Kalas serves as host for Rays LIVE pre- and postgame shows at Tropicana Field, while the newest addition to the broadcast team, Rich Hollenberg, will anchor away games from the FOX Sports studio. Kelly Nash returns for her second season serving as host of Inside the Rays and in-game feature / social media reporter. Orestes Destrade rounds out the television talent lineup returning as an analyst on Rays LIVE.

In addition to the 150 games on Sun Sports, the Rays will appear twice on the 'FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week' national schedule -- vs. the Boston Red Sox on May 31 (7:15 p.m. ET) and vs. the Baltimore Orioles on September 6 (1:10 p.m. ET).

The Rays will also be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1 against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, May 10 (7:10 p.m. ET), and as part of a simulcast with Sun Sports against the New York Yankees on Saturday, August 16 (4:10 p.m. ET).

Going beyond just coverage of games, Sun Sports' partnership with the Rays provides fans with more opportunities to get to know the team and its players. Nine half-hour HD episodes of Sun Sports popular Inside the Rays are planned this year and will include player profiles, with rare behind-the-scenes stories and interviews, plus episodes offering inside access to other aspects of the team and its operations – all designed to bring the fans closer to their favorite team.

Don't miss any of the action with your Rays this season. Be sure to tune in and follow @SunSportsRays on Twitter and visit FOXSportsFlorida.com for channel listings and exclusive Tampa Bay Rays coverage.

2014 REGULAR-SEASON TAMPA BAY RAYS BROADCAST SCHEDULE

DATE TIME GAME TV
Mon, March 31 4:10 PM vs. Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Tue, April 1 7:10 PM vs. Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Wed, April 2 7:10 PM vs. Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Thu, April 3 7:10 PM vs. Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Fri, April 4 7:10 PM vs. Texas Rangers SUN
Sat, April 5 7:10 PM vs. Texas Rangers SUN
Sun, April 6 1:40 PM vs. Texas Rangers SUN
Mon, April 7 8:10 PM @ Kansas City Royals SUN
Tue, April 8 8:10 PM @ Kansas City Royals SUN
Wed, April 9 2:10 PM @ Kansas City Royals SUN
Fri, April 11 7:10 PM @ Cincinnati Reds SUN
Sat, April 12 1:10 PM @ Cincinnati Reds SUN
Sun, April 13 1:10 PM @ Cincinnati Reds SUN
Mon, April 14 7:05 PM @ Baltimore Orioles SUN
Tue, April 15 7:05 PM @ Baltimore Orioles SUN
Wed, April 16 12:35 PM @ Baltimore Orioles SUN
Thu, April 17 7:10 PM vs. New York Yankees SUN
Fri, April 18 7:10 PM vs. New York Yankees SUN
Sat, April 19 7:10 PM vs. New York Yankees SUN
Sun, April 20 1:40 PM vs. New York Yankees SUN
Tue, April 22 7:10 PM vs. Minnesota Twins SUN
Wed, April 23 7:10 PM vs. Minnesota Twins SUN
Thu, April 24 1:10 PM vs. Minnesota Twins SUN
Fri, April 25 8:10 PM @ Chicago White Sox SUN
Sat, April 26 7:10 PM @ Chicago White Sox SUN
Sun, April 27 2:10 PM @ Chicago White Sox SUN
Mon, April 28 8:10 PM @ Chicago White Sox SUN
Tue, April 29 7:10 PM @ Boston Red Sox SUN
Wed, April 30 7:10 PM @ Boston Red Sox SUN
Thu, May 1 7:10 PM @ Boston Red Sox SUN
Fri, May 2 7:05 PM @ New York Yankees SUN
Sat, May 3 1:05 PM @ New York Yankees SUN
Sun, May 4 1:05 PM @ New York Yankees SUN
Tue, May 6 7:10 PM vs. Baltimore Orioles SUN
Wed, May 7 7:10 PM vs. Baltimore Orioles SUN
Thu, May 8 7:10 PM vs. Baltimore Orioles SUN
Fri, May 9 7:10 PM vs. Cleveland Indians SUN
Sat, May 10 7:10 PM vs. Cleveland Indians FOX Sports 1
Sun, May 11 1:40 PM vs. Cleveland Indians SUN
Mon, May 12 10:10 PM @ Seattle Mariners
Tue, May 13 10:10 PM @ Seattle Mariners SUN
Wed, May 14 3:40 PM @ Seattle Mariners SUN
Thu, May 15 10:05 PM @ Los Angeles Angels SUN
Fri, May 16 10:05 PM @ Los Angeles Angels SUN
Sat, May 17 9:05 PM @ Los Angeles Angels SUN
Sun, May 18 3:35 PM @ Los Angeles Angels SUN
Tue, May 20 7:10 PM vs. Oakland Athletics SUN
Wed, May 21 7:10 PM vs. Oakland Athletics SUN
Thu, May 22 4:10 PM vs. Oakland Athletics
Fri, May 23 7:10 PM vs. Boston Red Sox SUN
Sat, May 24 4:10 PM vs. Boston Red Sox SUN
Sun, May 25 1:40 PM vs. Boston Red Sox SUN
Mon, May 26 7:07 PM @ Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Tue, May 27 7:07 PM @ Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Wed, May 28 7:07 PM @ Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Fri, May 30 7:10 PM @ Boston Red Sox SUN
Sat, May 31 7:15 PM @ Boston Red Sox FOX
Sun, June 1 1:35 PM @ Boston Red Sox SUN
Mon, June 2 7:10 PM @ Miami Marlins SUN
Tue, June 3 7:10 PM @ Miami Marlins SUN
Wed, June 4 7:10 PM vs. Miami Marlins SUN
Thu, June 5 4:10 PM vs. Miami Marlins SUN
Fri, June 6 7:10 PM vs. Seattle Mariners SUN
Sat, June 7 4:10 PM vs. Seattle Mariners SUN
Sun, June 8 1:40 PM vs. Seattle Mariners SUN
Mon, June 9 1:10 PM vs. Seattle Mariners
Tue, June 10 7:10 PM vs. St. Louis Cardinals SUN
Wed, June 11 7:10 PM vs. St. Louis Cardinals SUN
Fri, June 13 8:10 PM @ Houston Astros SUN
Sat, June 14 4:10 PM @ Houston Astros SUN
Sun, June 15 2:10 PM @ Houston Astros SUN
Mon, June 16 7:10 PM vs. Baltimore Orioles SUN
Tue, June 17 7:10 PM vs. Baltimore Orioles SUN
Wed, June 18 1:10 PM vs. Baltimore Orioles SUN
Thu, June 19 7:10 PM vs. Houston Astros SUN
Fri, June 20 7:10 PM vs. Houston Astros SUN
Sat, June 21 4:10 PM vs. Houston Astros SUN
Sun, June 22 1:40 PM vs. Houston Astros SUN
Mon, June 23 7:10 PM vs. Pittsburgh Pirates SUN
Tue, June 24 7:10 PM vs. Pittsburgh Pirates SUN
Wed, June 25 12:10 PM vs. Pittsburgh Pirates SUN
Fri, June 27 7:05 PM @ Baltimore Orioles SUN
Sat, June 28 4:05 PM @ Baltimore Orioles SUN
Sun, June 29 1:35 PM @ Baltimore Orioles SUN
Mon, June 30 7:05 PM @ New York Yankees SUN
Tue, July 1 7:05 PM @ New York Yankees SUN
Wed, July 2 1:05 PM @ New York Yankees SUN
Thu, July 3 7:08 PM @ Detroit Tigers SUN
Fri, July 4 7:08 PM @ Detroit Tigers SUN
Sat, July 5 4:08 PM @ Detroit Tigers SUN
Sun, July 6 1:08 PM @ Detroit Tigers SUN
Mon, July 7 7:10 PM vs. Kansas City Royals SUN
Tue, July 8 7:10 PM vs. Kansas City Royals SUN
Wed, July 9 7:10 PM vs. Kansas City Royals SUN
Fri, July 11 7:10 PM vs. Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Sat, July 12 4:10 PM vs. Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Sun, July 13 1:40 PM vs. Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Fri, July 18 8:10 PM @ Minnesota Twins SUN
Sat, July 19 7:10 PM @ Minnesota Twins SUN
Sun, July 20 2:10 PM @ Minnesota Twins SUN
Tue, July 22 8:15 PM @ St. Louis Cardinals SUN
Wed, July 23 8:15 PM @ St. Louis Cardinals SUN
Fri, July 25 7:10 PM vs. Boston Red Sox SUN
Sat, July 26 7:10 PM vs. Boston Red Sox SUN
Sun, July 27 1:40 PM vs. Boston Red Sox SUN
Mon, July 28 7:10 PM vs. Milwaukee Brewers SUN
Tue, July 29 7:10 PM vs. Milwaukee Brewers SUN
Wed, July 30 12:10 PM vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Fri, August 1 7:10 PM vs. Los Angeles Angels SUN
Sat, August 2 7:10 PM vs. Los Angeles Angels SUN
Sun, August 3 1:40 PM vs. Los Angeles Angels SUN
Mon, August 4 10:05 PM @ Oakland Athletics
Tue, August 5 10:05 PM @ Oakland Athletics SUN
Wed, August 6 3:35 PM @ Oakland Athletics SUN
Fri, August 8 4:05 PM @ Chicago Cubs SUN
Sat, August 9 4:05 PM @ Chicago Cubs SUN
Sun, August 10 2:20 PM @ Chicago Cubs SUN
Mon, August 11 8:05 PM @ Texas Rangers SUN
Tue, August 12 8:05 PM @ Texas Rangers SUN
Wed, August 13 8:05 PM @ Texas Rangers SUN
Thu, August 14 8:05 PM @ Texas Rangers SUN
Fri, August 15 7:10 PM vs. New York Yankees SUN
Sat, August 16 4:10 PM vs. New York Yankees SUN
Sun, August 17 1:40 PM vs. New York Yankees SUN
Tue, August 19 7:10 PM vs. Detroit Tigers SUN
Wed, August 20 7:10 PM vs. Detroit Tigers SUN
Thu, August 21 1:10 PM vs. Detroit Tigers
Fri, August 22 7:07 PM @ Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Sat, August 23 1:07 PM @ Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Sun, August 24 1:07 PM @ Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Mon, August 25 7:05 PM @ Baltimore Orioles SUN
Tue, August 26 7:05 PM @ Baltimore Orioles SUN
Wed, August 27 7:05 PM @ Baltimore Orioles SUN
Thu, August 28 7:05 PM @ Baltimore Orioles SUN
Fri, August 29 7:10 PM vs. Boston Red Sox SUN
Sat, August 30 7:10 PM vs. Boston Red Sox SUN
Sun, August 31 1:40 PM vs. Boston Red Sox SUN
Mon, September 1 1:10 PM vs. Boston Red Sox SUN
Tue, September 2 7:10 PM vs. Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Wed, September 3 7:10 PM vs. Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Thu, September 4 7:10 PM vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Fri, September 5 7:10 PM vs. Baltimore Orioles SUN
Sat, September 6 1:10 PM vs. Baltimore Orioles FOX
Sun, September 7 1:40 PM vs. Baltimore Orioles SUN
Tue, September 9 7:05 PM @ New York Yankees SUN
Wed, September 10 7:05 PM @ New York Yankees SUN
Thu, September 11 7:05 PM @ New York Yankees SUN
Fri, September 12 7:07 PM @ Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Sat, September 13 1:07 PM @ Toronto Blue Jays
Sun, September 14 1:07 PM @ Toronto Blue Jays SUN
Mon, September 15 7:10 PM vs. New York Yankees SUN
Tue, September 16 7:10 PM vs. New York Yankees SUN
Wed, September 17 7:10 PM vs. New York Yankees SUN
Fri, September 19 7:10 PM vs. Chicago White Sox SUN
Sat, September 20 7:10 PM vs. Chicago White Sox
Sun, September 21 1:40 PM vs. Chicago White Sox SUN
Tue, September 23 7:10 PM @ Boston Red Sox SUN
Wed, September 24 7:10 PM @ Boston Red Sox SUN
Thu, September 25 7:10 PM @ Boston Red Sox SUN
Fri, September 26 7:05 PM @ Cleveland Indians SUN
Sat, September 27 6:05 PM @ Cleveland Indians SUN
Sun, September 28 1:05 PM @ Cleveland Indians SUN