Sun Sports announces 2012 Rays regional telecast schedule

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) — Sun Sports will produce and televise 150 Tampa Bay Rays games in high definition during the 2012 Major League Baseball season. Coverage begins on Opening Day when the Rays host the rival New York Yankees on Friday, April 6 at 3:10 pm ET. For the first time ever, both home and away game telecasts 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 new FOX Sports studio in Fort Lauderdale.

Dewayne Staats returns this year for his 15th season as play-by-play announcer for Tampa Bay Rays baseball on the regional network and will be joined in the TV booth by former MLB player Brian Anderson. Staats enters his 35th year broadcasting baseball, while Anderson enters his 4th season providing analysis on Sun Sports.

Also in his 15th season, Todd Kalas serves as host for Rays LIVE pre- and postgame shows at Tropicana Field, while Barry LeBrock will anchor away games from the FOX Sports studio.  Orestes Destrade and Laura McKeeman round out the television talent lineup for Rays baseball on Sun Sports in 2012, appearing on and providing feature reports for Rays LIVE.

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.

To help fans get ready for the upcoming season, Sun Sports will produce its annual Tampa Bay Rays Season Preview, premiering Sunday, March 25, at 4 pm ET on Sun Sports.

TAMPA BAY RAYS / SUN SPORTS 2012 Regular Season Telecast Schedule

All Games in High Definition

Fri

6-Apr-12

3:10 PM

vs

New York Yankees

SUN

Sat

7-Apr-12

7:10 PM

vs

New York Yankees

SUN

Sun

8-Apr-12

1:40 PM

vs

New York Yankees

SUN

Tue

10-Apr-12

1:05 PM

@

Detroit Tigers

SUN

Wed

11-Apr-12

1:05 PM

@

Detroit Tigers

SUN

Thu

12-Apr-12

1:05 PM

@

Detroit Tigers

SUN

Fri

13-Apr-12

2:05 PM

@

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Sat

14-Apr-12

4:05 PM

@

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Sun

15-Apr-12

1:35 PM

@

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Mon

16-Apr-12

11:05 AM

@

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Tue

17-Apr-12

7:07 PM

@

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Wed

18-Apr-12

7:07 PM

@

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Thu

19-Apr-12

7:07 PM

@

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Fri

20-Apr-12

7:10 PM

vs

Minnesota Twins

SUN

Sat

21-Apr-12

7:10 PM

vs

Minnesota Twins

SUN

Sun

22-Apr-12

1:40 PM

vs

Minnesota Twins

SUN

Tue

24-Apr-12

7:10 PM

vs

Los Angeles Angels

SUN

Wed

25-Apr-12

7:10 PM

vs

Los Angeles Angels

SUN

Thu

26-Apr-12

1:10 PM

vs

Los Angeles Angels

SUN

Fri

27-Apr-12

8:05 PM

@

Texas Rangers

SUN

Sat

28-Apr-12

8:05 PM

@

Texas Rangers

SUN

Mon

30-Apr-12

7:10 PM

vs

Seattle Mariners

SUN

Tue

1-May-12

7:10 PM

vs

Seattle Mariners

SUN

Wed

2-May-12

7:10 PM

vs

Seattle Mariners

SUN

Thu

3-May-12

1:10 PM

vs

Seattle Mariners

SUN

Fri

4-May-12

7:10 PM

vs

Oakland Athletics

SUN

Sat

5-May-12

7:10 PM

vs

Oakland Athletics

SUN

Sun

6-May-12

1:40 PM

vs

Oakland Athletics

SUN

Tue

8-May-12

7:05 PM

@

New York Yankees

SUN

Wed

9-May-12

7:05 PM

@

New York Yankees

SUN

Thu

10-May-12

7:05 PM

@

New York Yankees

SUN

Fri

11-May-12

7:05 PM

@

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Sat

12-May-12

7:05 PM

@

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Sun

13-May-12

1:35 PM

@

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Mon

14-May-12

7:07 PM

@

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Tue

15-May-12

7:07 PM

@

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Wed

16-May-12

7:10 PM

vs

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Thu

17-May-12

7:10 PM

vs

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Fri

18-May-12

7:10 PM

vs

Atlanta Braves

SUN

Sat

19-May-12

4:10 PM

vs

Atlanta Braves

SUN

Sun

20-May-12

1:40 PM

vs

Atlanta Braves

SUN

Mon

21-May-12

7:10 PM

vs

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Tue

22-May-12

7:10 PM

vs

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Wed

23-May-12

1:10 PM

vs

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Fri

25-May-12

7:10 PM

@

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Sun

27-May-12

1:35 PM

@

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Mon

28-May-12

3:10 PM

vs

Chicago White Sox

SUN

Tue

29-May-12

7:10 PM

vs

Chicago White Sox

SUN

Wed

30-May-12

1:10 PM

vs

Chicago White Sox

SUN

Fri

1-Jun-12

7:10 PM

vs

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Sat

2-Jun-12

4:10 PM

vs

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Sun

3-Jun-12

1:40 PM

vs

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Tue

5-Jun-12

7:05 PM

@

New York Yankees

SUN

Wed

6-Jun-12

7:05 PM

@

New York Yankees

SUN

Thu

7-Jun-12

7:05 PM

@

New York Yankees

SUN

Fri

8-Jun-12

7:10 PM

@

Miami Marlins

SUN

Sun

10-Jun-12

1:10 PM

@

Miami Marlins

SUN

Tue

12-Jun-12

7:10 PM

vs

New York Mets

SUN

Wed

13-Jun-12

7:10 PM

vs

New York Mets

SUN

Thu

14-Jun-12

1:10 PM

vs

New York Mets

SUN

Fri

15-Jun-12

7:10 PM

vs

Miami Marlins

SUN

Sun

17-Jun-12

1:40 PM

vs

Miami Marlins

SUN

Tue

19-Jun-12

7:05 PM

@

Washington Nationals

SUN

Wed

20-Jun-12

7:05 PM

@

Washington Nationals

SUN

Thu

21-Jun-12

7:05 PM

@

Washington Nationals

SUN

Fri

22-Jun-12

7:05 PM

@

Philadelphia Phillies

SUN

Sat

23-Jun-12

4:05 PM

@

Philadelphia Phillies

SUN

Sun

24-Jun-12

1:35 PM

@

Philadelphia Phillies

SUN

Mon

25-Jun-12

8:10 PM

@

Kansas City Royals

SUN

Tue

26-Jun-12

8:10 PM

@

Kansas City Royals

SUN

Wed

27-Jun-12

2:10 PM

@

Kansas City Royals

SUN

Thu

28-Jun-12

7:10 PM

vs

Detroit Tigers

SUN

Fri

29-Jun-12

7:10 PM

vs

Detroit Tigers

SUN

Mon

2-Jul-12

7:10 PM

vs

New York Yankees

SUN

Tue

3-Jul-12

7:10 PM

vs

New York Yankees

SUN

Wed

4-Jul-12

3:10 PM

vs

New York Yankees

SUN

Thu

5-Jul-12

7:05 PM

@

Cleveland Indians

SUN

Fri

6-Jul-12

7:05 PM

@

Cleveland Indians

SUN

Sun

8-Jul-12

1:05 PM

@

Cleveland Indians

SUN

Fri

13-Jul-12

7:10 PM

vs

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Sat

14-Jul-12

7:10 PM

vs

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Sun

15-Jul-12

1:40 PM

vs

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Mon

16-Jul-12

7:10 PM

vs

Cleveland Indians

SUN

Tue

17-Jul-12

7:10 PM

vs

Cleveland Indians

SUN

Wed

18-Jul-12

7:10 PM

vs

Cleveland Indians

SUN

Thu

19-Jul-12

12:10 PM

vs

Cleveland Indians

SUN

Fri

20-Jul-12

7:10 PM

vs

Seattle Mariners

SUN

Sat

21-Jul-12

7:10 PM

vs

Seattle Mariners

SUN

Sun

22-Jul-12

1:40 PM

vs

Seattle Mariners

SUN

Tue

24-Jul-12

7:05 PM

@

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Wed

25-Jul-12

7:05 PM

@

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Thu

26-Jul-12

12:35 PM

@

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Fri

27-Jul-12

10:05 PM

@

Los Angeles Angels

SUN

Sat

28-Jul-12

9:05 PM

@

Los Angeles Angels

SUN

Sun

29-Jul-12

3:35 PM

@

Los Angeles Angels

SUN

Mon

30-Jul-12

10:07 PM

@

Oakland Athletics

SUN

Tue

31-Jul-12

10:07 PM

@

Oakland Athletics

SUN

Wed

1-Aug-12

3:37 PM

@

Oakland Athletics

SUN

Fri

3-Aug-12

7:10 PM

vs

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Sat

4-Aug-12

7:10 PM

vs

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Sun

5-Aug-12

1:40 PM

vs

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Tue

7-Aug-12

7:10 PM

vs

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Wed

8-Aug-12

7:10 PM

vs

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Thu

9-Aug-12

1:10 PM

vs

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Fri

10-Aug-12

8:10 PM

@

Minnesota Twins

SUN

Sat

11-Aug-12

7:10 PM

@

Minnesota Twins

SUN

Sun

12-Aug-12

2:10 PM

@

Minnesota Twins

SUN

Mon

13-Aug-12

10:10 PM

@

Seattle Mariners

SUN

Tue

14-Aug-12

10:10 PM

@

Seattle Mariners

SUN

Wed

15-Aug-12

3:40 PM

@

Seattle Mariners

SUN

Thu

16-Aug-12

10:05 PM

@

Los Angeles Angels

SUN

Fri

17-Aug-12

10:05 PM

@

Los Angeles Angels

SUN

Sat

18-Aug-12

9:05 PM

@

Los Angeles Angels

SUN

Sun

19-Aug-12

3:35 PM

@

Los Angeles Angels

SUN

Mon

20-Aug-12

7:10 PM

vs

Kansas City Royals

SUN

Tue

21-Aug-12

7:10 PM

vs

Kansas City Royals

SUN

Wed

22-Aug-12

1:10 PM

vs

Kansas City Royals

SUN

Thu

23-Aug-12

7:10 PM

vs

Oakland Athletics

SUN

Fri

24-Aug-12

7:10 PM

vs

Oakland Athletics

SUN

Sat

25-Aug-12

1:10 PM

vs

Oakland Athletics

SUN

Mon

27-Aug-12

8:05 PM

@

Texas Rangers

SUN

Tue

28-Aug-12

8:05 PM

@

Texas Rangers

SUN

Wed

29-Aug-12

8:05 PM

@

Texas Rangers

SUN

Thu

30-Aug-12

7:07 PM

@

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Fri

31-Aug-12

7:07 PM

@

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Sun

2-Sep-12

1:07 PM

@

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Mon

3-Sep-12

1:10 PM

vs

New York Yankees

SUN

Tue

4-Sep-12

7:10 PM

vs

New York Yankees

SUN

Wed

5-Sep-12

7:10 PM

vs

New York Yankees

SUN

Fri

7-Sep-12

7:10 PM

vs

Texas Rangers

SUN

Sat

8-Sep-12

7:10 PM

vs

Texas Rangers

SUN

Tue

11-Sep-12

7:05 PM

@

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Wed

12-Sep-12

7:05 PM

@

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Thu

13-Sep-12

12:35 PM

@

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Fri

14-Sep-12

7:05 PM

@

New York Yankees

SUN

Sun

16-Sep-12

1:05 PM

@

New York Yankees

SUN

Mon

17-Sep-12

7:10 PM

vs

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Tue

18-Sep-12

7:10 PM

vs

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Wed

19-Sep-12

7:10 PM

vs

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Thu

20-Sep-12

7:10 PM

vs

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Fri

21-Sep-12

7:10 PM

vs

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Sun

23-Sep-12

1:40 PM

vs

Toronto Blue Jays

SUN

Tue

25-Sep-12

7:10 PM

@

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Wed

26-Sep-12

7:10 PM

@

Boston Red Sox

SUN

Thu

27-Sep-12

8:10 PM

@

Chicago White Sox

SUN

Fri

28-Sep-12

8:10 PM

@

Chicago White Sox

SUN

Sun

30-Sep-12

2:10 PM

@

Chicago White Sox

SUN

Mon

1-Oct-12

7:10 PM

vs

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Tue

2-Oct-12

7:10 PM

vs

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Wed

3-Oct-12

7:10 PM

vs

Baltimore Orioles

SUN

Schedule Subject to Change.