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For starters, Rays at Orioles, going for sweep

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July

Update 11:32 a.m. New Ray Ryan Roberts is back in the starting lineup again, playing third and batting fifth.

Rays lineup
Jennings lf
Upton cf
Zobrist 2b
Joyce dh
Roberts 3b
Pena 1b
Fuld lf
Molina c
Johnson ss
Shields rhp

Orioles lineup
Markakis rf
Hardy ss
Thome dh
Jones cf
Wieters c
Davis lf
Betemit 3b
Reynolds 1b
Quintanilla 2b
Tillman p

Developing: The Rays will go for a three-game sweep of the Orioles today in a matinee on a hot day at Camden Yards.

Temperatures are expected to reach 106-degrees today, though it's not too bad now. RHP James Shields, who finds his name swirling in trade rumors, will get the start, more focused on following up his strong outing the last time out, allowing just three runs over 7 2/3 innings.

In a nine-game road trip that has Tampa Bay facing three wild-card contending teams, the Rays will next head to Anaheim to face the resurgent Angels.

New Ray Ryan Roberts had a successful debut last night, reaching base three times, including a two-run homer. C Jose Lobaton picked up his first career homer.

3B Evan Longoria (partially torn left hamstring) will begin his rehab assignment tonight for Triple-A Durham.

Lineups, and more, to come

 

[Last modified: Saturday, August 25, 2012 12:39am]

    

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