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For starters, Rays at Phillies, with moving parts




It will be considerably warmer for tonight's game in Philly than durign their 2008 visit.

UPDATE, 4:30: Keppinger, as expected, went right back into the lineup at second base, which allowed the Rays to put Zobrist in rightfield:

Jennings lf
Pena 1b
Upton cf
Keppinger 2b
Zobrist rf
S-Rod 3b
Molina c
Johnson ss
Shields p

BREAKING: The Rays are back in Philadelphia for what looks to be a busy afternoon of transactions before tonight's game against the Phillies.

Ace James Shields will be on the mound for the Rays, opposing the thus-far winless Cliff Lee.

The Rays are facing several roster questions:

* They need to create a roster spot for INF Jeff Keppinger, who is set to come off the DL.

* They seem likely to put OF Matt Joyce on the DL with a stiff back.

* Reliever Brandon Gomes is here at Citizens Bank Park running in the outfield, and he could only be brought back if there was an injury.

* Reliever Joel Peralta may be set to drop the appeal of his eight-game suspension, which would make sense if Peralta is going to be out.

Phillies lineup:
Rollins ss
Pierre lf
Pence rf
Ruiz c
Wigginton 1b
Polanco 3b
Mayberry cf
Martinez 2b
Lee p



[Last modified: Sunday, July 22, 2012 12:39am]


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