On scene in Oakland ...
The Rays are preparing for what is something of a must-win game in Oakland tonight, having suffered walkoff losses the last two games in St. Louis.
SS Jason Bartlett is back in the linuep, having recovered from the 24-hour flu bug that has been passing through the clubhouse. Manager Joe Maddon decided to go with Eric Hinske in rightfield, even though he was 1-for-15 against Oakland starter Joe Blanton, joking that he took Hinske's word that they were good outs.
The other big pre-game news was that Rays starter James Shields did have an In-N-Out Burger in the clubhouse, which is something of a ritual for him when the team is on the west coast.
Otherwise, here are the lineups: