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For starters, Rays vs. A's



UPDATE, 11:58: Rays lineup: Jennings lf, Damon dh Longoria 3b, Zobrist 2b, Kotchman 1b Upton cf, Joyce rf, Shoppach c, Rodriguez ss, Price p DEVELOPING:

Their three-game winning streak halted by a lopsided 8-0 loss to the A's on Saturday, the Rays seek to regroup today and win their third straight series and will have LHP David Price on the mound.

No lineup yet, though Kelly Shoppach is expected to be behind the plate, which should tame an Oakland running game that stole a Rays-record seven bases on Saturday against rookie C Robinson Chirinos.

The A's will start Trevor Cahill, who has been struggling much of the past few months, but did beat the Rays in July.

One issue to watch with Price is how he is treated by the umpires, as there has been a noticeable increase in walks since his ejections for chirping about calls from the bench.


[Last modified: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 12:15am]


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