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Rays vs. O's, with a decent forecast



UPDATE, 6:01: Maddon, genuinely touched by the ceremonies on Thursday at Lafayette College, said he'll continue to work the callups into the lineup based on matchups, as he has been doing with the other players. Tonight, he's playing Reid Brignac at short because he's hit well in Baltimore and it was a chance to give Jason Bartlett a day off following an off day. ... Maddon said he'd look to get Rocco Baldelli in the lineup at DH against a lefty, but with the Orioles scratching Brian Matusz from Sunday's game, and the Red Sox pitching unsettled due to rain, he wasn't sure when that would be, though Monday is possible if Jon Lester starts for the Sox.

DEVELOPING: The Rays are getting ready to play the Orioles tonight in Baltimore, and the big news is just that they are playing, with minimal, if any, impact from Hurricane Earl. That's a significant change from a couple days ago, when it appeared the whole series was in question. Tonight, there's just a chance for some light showers and slightly stronger winds.

Matt Garza will be on the mound, and looking to make the Orioles uncomfortable after they hit four homers off him last time.

The Rays lineup is relatively normal, though Jason Bartlett has the night off with Reid Brignac at shortstop, and Dan Johnson is the chouce at DH:

Rays lineup:
Jaso c
Zobrist 2b
Crawford lf
Longoria 3b
Pena 1b
Joyce rf
Johnson DH
Upton cf
Brignac ss
Garza p

And for the Orioles:
Roberts 2b
Markakis rf
Wigginton 1b
Scott dh
Pie lf
Patterson cf
Wieters c
Izturis ss
Bell 3b
Millwood p




[Last modified: Sunday, October 3, 2010 12:15am]


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