Nick Green got a second straight day off, with Tomas Perez starting again at shortstop. The rest of the lineup has Carl Crawford in left, Jorge Cantu at second, Travis Lee at first, Jonny Gomes at DH, Russell Branyan in right, Wigginton at third, Toby Hall catching, Perez at short and Joey Gathright in center. Lee moved up to the No. 3 spot because he is swinging a hot bat.
Despite the disappointment of Thursday's loss, the Rays seemed in decent spirits Friday, as Maddon promised they would. Basically, his view of the game-changing home run of Dan Miceli was simply this: ""It happens.''