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For starters, Rays at Rangers, with Price seeking 17



UPDATE, 5:58: RHP Jeff Niemann is here and said his right hand, hit by a line drive in his Saturday rehab start, feels 10 times better. He played catch today and hopes to throw a bullpen session Tuesday. There is talk he may start Saturday in Toronto, but Niemann said he has not been told the plan. ... RHP Alex Cobb said he had never been told he might not start Wednesday, and feels as good as he has all season.

Rangers lineup:
Kinsler 2b
Andrus ss
Hamilton lf
Beltre 3b
Cruz rf
Young dh
Soto c
Gentry cf
Olt 3b
Holland p

UPDATE, 5:13: Longoria is the DH today, and lefties Carlos Pena, Matt Joyce and Luke Scott are all on the bench. Elliot Johnson is at 3B.

Rays lineup:
Jennings lf
Upton cf
Zobrist ss
Longoria dh
Keppinger 1b
Roberts 2b
Fuld rf
Molina c
Johnson 3b
Price p


After their unusual Sunday off due to the Republican National Convention event at the Trop, the Rays are set to resume play tonight in Texas with David Price on the mound seeking his major-league leading 17th win.

Price also leads the majors with a 2.28 ERA.

The Rays have lost their last two games, both to Oakland, and start the day four games behind the Yankees in the AL East and one-half game up in the wild-card race.

Evan Longoria is expected to be in the lineup tonight, but it was not clear whether he would DH against Texas LHP Derek Holland or play third.

Lineups when available.



[Last modified: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:40am]


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