(TAMPA, Fla.) FOXs Sun Sports announced today the schedule for Tampa Bay Rays 2012 encore games. From walk-off home runs to masterful pitching performances, Rays fans can tune-in to relive the excitement of Rays baseball in anticipation of spring training. The games are scheduled to air statewide on Sun Sports on Tuesdays at noon (ET) for eight consecutive weeks.
The encore presentations will begin on Tuesday, January 8 and air every Tuesday through February 26 on the local television home of the Rays.
Below is the full schedule of replay broadcasts:
Airdate: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, NoonGame: April 6, vs. New York YankeesCarlos Pena defied long odds against CC Sabathia and did it again against Mariano Rivera, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a thrilling 7-6 season-opening victory over the Yankees.
Airdate: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, NoonGame: April 26 vs. Los Angeles AngelsIn his first official at-bat for the Rays, unlikely hero Brandon Allen hit a two-run, walk-off homer to lift Tampa Bay to its fifth straight win.
Airdate: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, NoonGame: August 23, vs. Oakland AthleticsAlex Cobb pitched a masterful game striking out eight batters en route to his first career shutout.
Airdate: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, NoonGame: September 20 vs. Boston Red SoxB.J. Upton hit a game-ending, three-run homer off Vicente Padilla, capping Tampa Bay's six-run rally and lifting the Rays to a sorely needed 7-4 victory over the Red Sox.
Airdate: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, NoonGame: September 25, at Boston Red SoxDavid Price struck out a season-high 13, Jeff Keppinger hit a three-run homer and the Rays kept their playoff hopes alive with a 5-2 win over the Red Sox.
Airdate: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, NoonGame: September 30, at Chicago White SoxDavid Price became the first 20-game winner in the history of the Rays via his strong seven-inning effort. He allowed two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out four.
Airdate: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, NoonGame: October 1, vs. Baltimore OriolesAlex Cobb had a dazzling performance on the mound in a 5-3 win over the Orioles, allowing one run over seven innings and striking out seven.
Airdate: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, NoonGame: October 3, vs. Baltimore OriolesEvan Longoria homered three times and the Rays shut down the Orioles 4-1 at Tropicana Field to close out the 2012 season.
Schedule is subject to change