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Rays at Orioles, a half hour late



UPDATE, 7:33: After a delay of 28 minutes, first pitch at 7:33 with the temperature still a toasty 90.

UPDATE, 7:11: First pitch now set for 7:28.

UPDATE, 7:09: Grounds crew is removing the tarp after a light shower, and starting pitchers are headed to the bullpens. Probably 20-30 minutes until game starts.

UPDATE, 7:04: Well, they were right as it is raining lightly, and the start of the game will be delayed. No estimate yet on how long.

UPDATE, 6:47: Here's a twist - tarp just went on the field, even though skies are relatively clear. Must be a storm coming from somewhere fast.

DEVELOPING: It is hot here in Baltimore too as the Rays get ready to face the Orioles, with a 6 p.m. temperature of 93 degrees and a feels-like of 98.

Carl Crawford will be back in leftfield tonight, and for the next two games in Baltimore. Manager Joe Maddon said he's check with Crawford after Thursday's off-day about the weekend series in Cleveland.

Here is the Rays lineup:
Zobrist rf,
Crawford lf,
Longoria 3b,
Pena 1b,
Joyce dh,
Jaso c,
Upton cf,
Bartlett ss,
Rodriguez 2b,
Davis p

And for the Orioles:
Pie lf
Tejada 3b
Markakis rf
Wigginton 1b
Scott DH
Jones cf
Moore 2b
Tatum c
Izturis ss
Tillman p



[Last modified: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:15am]


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