Rays Host Orioles, Tigers in Six-Game Homestand

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-The Tampa Bay Rays return home for the first time since the All-Star break for a six-game homestand beginning tomorrow. The Rays will take on the Baltimore Orioles (July 24-26) and the Detroit Tigers (July 27-29) before heading back on the road. 

This homestand is the first in which the newly-created Rays Honor Pass will be available. This pass entitles military personnel to two complimentary tickets to all remaining Rays 2015 regular season home games. For more information on obtaining a Rays Honor Pass, visit raysbaseball.com/HonorPass.

The Rays and Orioles open with a 7:10 p.m. game on Friday night. Following Saturday's 6:10 p.m. game, country act Kacey Musgraves is set to take the stage as the fifth act in the Rays 2015 Summer Concert Series.

Musgraves released her Mercury Records Nashville debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, in 2013 to massive critical acclaim and recognition. The album, which she co-produced with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, making her the first solo female in five years to open at No. 1 with a rookie release and just seventh in the 22-year Nielson SoundScan era. The gold-certified album includes her top-10, platinum-selling single, "Merry Go 'Round," "Blowin' Smoke," gold-certified "Follow Your Arrow" and "Keep It To Yourself." She has received CMT Music Award and Teen Choice Award nominations and took home the award for New Artist of the Year at the 2013 CMA Awards. Musgraves also won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Album, the ACM Award for Album of the Year and most recently, the 2014 CMA Award for Song of the Year.

Concerts in the 2015 Rays Summer Concert Series are free with the purchase of that game's ticket. Field access wristbands are available for purchase on raysbaseball.com.

When gates open prior to Sunday's 1:10 p.m. game, all kids will receive a Rays Surprise Christmas Present, while supplies last, as part of Christmas in July.

Also on Sunday, Florida State University head football coach Jimbo Fisher is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch as part of Chop at the Trop day.

The Rays and Tigers open up their three-game set on Monday with a 7:10 p.m. game. The series continues at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. Before Wednesday's 12:10 p.m. series finale, all kids 14 and under will receive Rays Cheer Sticks while supplies last.

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.

TICKETS-Tickets for Rays 2015 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-Monday through Thursday, one-and-a-half hours prior to game time; Friday through Sunday, two hours prior to game time.