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For starters, Rays vs. Angels, and Pujols

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UPDATE, 6:12: Maddon said there was nothing new yet on the expected signing of DH/OF Hideki Masui to a minor-league deal. ... There are no set plans to get 1B/OF Brandon Allen into his first game as a Ray, though Maddon did say outfield coach George Hendrick said they can be comfortable using him in the outfield. Allen was claimed on waivers Thursday. ... Maddon said he has no plans to rest Ben Zobrist or drop him in the lineup, despite an 0-for-15 skid (going back to his first inning single April 19.) 

UPDATE, 6:06: Angels lineup, with a different look:
Abreu lf
Kendrick 2b
Pujols 1b
Morales dh
Hunter rf
Wells cf
Iztruis 3b
Aybar ss
Ianetta c
Wilson p

UPDATE, 3:45: Rays lineup, with Scott vs. a tough lefty in CJ Wilson:
Jennings lf,
Zobrist rf,
Pena 1b,
Longoria 3b,
Keppinger 2b,
Upton cf,
Scott dh,
S-Rod ss,
Gimenez c,
Hellickson p

BREAKING: The Rays are looking to extend their winning streak to four tonight as they send 2011 Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson to the mound to take on the Angels and Albert Pujols.

The Rays are on a bit of a roll, coming off Tuesday's 5-0 win that featured a complete game by David Price and four home runs, including Carlos Pena's 1,000th career hit.

Hellickson started against the Angels once last year, striking out 10 but losing.

Pujols is in a major slump, hitless in his last 16 at-bats and without a homer for his first 69 as an Angel.

Lineups when we get them.

 

[Last modified: Friday, May 25, 2012 12:40am]

    

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