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ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) - The Tampa Bay Rays opens its 2014 season with a first pitch at 4:10 p.m. Monday at Tropicana Field. The Rays kicks off its regular season Monday with a four-game home stand against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Air Force Col. Scott V. DeThomas, Commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of the game. 

Pitcher David Price will take to the mound for the Rays on Opening Day.Expectations are high for the Rays to contend for the challenging American League East division, which includes the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. 

In case you want to go, here is the Rays' 2014 home schedule:

March31: Toronto Blue Jays (season opener) 7:10 p.m.

April 1-3: Blue Jays 7:10 p.m.
4 and 5: Texas Rangers 7:10 p.m.
6: Rangers 1:40 p.m.
17-19: New York Yankees 7:10 p.m.
20: Yankees 1:40 p.m.
22-23: Minnesota Twins 7:10 p.m.
24: Twins 1:10 p.m.

May 6-8: Baltimore Orioles 7:10 p.m.
9-10: Cleveland Indians 7:10 p.m.
11: Indians 1:40 p.m.
20-21: Oakland A's 7:10 p.m.
22: A's 4:10 p.m.23: Boston Red Sox 7:10 p.m.
24: Red Sox 4:10 p.m.
25: Red Sox 1:40 p.m.

June 4: Miami Marlins 7:10 p.m.
5: Marlins 4:10 p.m.
6: Seattle Mariners 7:10 p.m.
7: Mariners 4:10 p.m.
8: Mariners 1:40 p.m.
9: Mariners 1:10 p.m.
10-11: St. Louis Cardinals 7:10 p.m.
16-17: Baltimore Orioles 7:10 p.m.
18: Orioles 1:10 p.m.
19-20: Houston Astros 7:10 p.m.
21: Astros 4:10 p.m.
22: Astros 1:40 p.m.
23-24: Pittsburgh Pirates 7:10 p.m.
25: Pirates 12:10 p.m.

July 7-9: Kansas City Royals 7:10 p.m.
11: Toronto Blue Jays 7:10 p.m.
12: Blue Jays 4:10 p.m.
13: Blue Jays 1:40 p.m.
25-26: Boston Red Sox 7:10 p.m.
27: Red Sox 1:40 p.m.
28-29: Milwaukee Brewers 7:10 p.m.
30: Brewers 12:10 p.m.

August 1-2: L.A. Angels 7:10 p.m.
3: Angels 1:40 p.m.
15: N.Y. Yankees 7:10 p.m.
16: Yankees 4:10 p.m.
17: Yankees 1:40 p.m.
19-20: Detroit Tigers 7:10 p.m.
21: Tigers 1:10 p.m.
29-30: Boston Red Sox 7:10 p.m.
31: Red Sox 1:40 p.m.

September 1: Red Sox 1:10 p.m.
2-4: Toronto Blue Jays 7:10 p.m.
5: Baltimore Orioles 7:10 p.m.
6: Orioles 1:10 p.m.
7: Orioles 1:40 p.m.
15-17: NY Yankees 7:10 p.m.
19-20: Chicago Sox 7:10 p.m.
21: Sox 1:40 p.m.

Tickets to the opener are sold out for a ninth consecutive Opening Day at Tropicana Field. Tickets are available at all regular Rays outlets includingraysbaseball.com, the Tropicana Field Box Office, the Rays' Tampa store at 400 N. Tampa St., all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-888-FAN-RAYS.
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