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Rays at O's, seeking series win



UPDATE, 1:29: Cal Ripken to throw out first pitch, marking 15-year anniversary of tying Lou Gehrig record.

UPDATE, 12:36: Manager Joe Maddon said there's nothing wrong with Pena's foot, or anything else, that Maddon thought he just needed a day off after going 0-for-8 in the first two games. ... RHP Jeremy Hellickson could be available out of the bullpen again as soon as Monday, though that won't be known for sure until then. ... Maddon said it was a possibility Rocco Baldelli could be in the lineup on Monday against Boston lefty Jon Lester, but that also wasn't for sure. ... And as for the higher than usual number of righties in the lineup today (ie, S-Rod), Maddon said the thinks they match up well with O's RHP Chris Tillman.  

UPDATE, 11:20: Rays lineup w/no Pena:
Jaso dh,
Zobrist 1b,
Crawford lf,
Longoria 3b,
Joyce rf,
Rodriguez 2b,
Upton cf,
Navarro c,
Bartlett ss,
Davis p
DEVELOPING: The Rays are gathering at Camden Yards this morning for the usual Sunday routine of no batting practice or organized pre-game workout.

Rookie Wade Davis will be on the mound seeking his team-record tying seventh straight win, as the Rays try to win the series from the last-place Orioles and at least keep pace with the Yankees, who have won 8 straight and now lead the AL East by 2 1/2 games.

After finishing up here, the Rays will turn their attention to the Red Sox, with a three-game series in Boston starting Monday that could either knock the Sox out of the wild-card race, or get them back in enough to at least make it interesting.


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