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For starters, Rays vs. Jays

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The Rays will close out a three-game series with the Jays today in a matinee at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay, coming off a rare offensive outburst (season-high nine runs at the Trop last night), will have RHP Wade Davis on the mound.

The key for Davis, manager Joe Maddon says, is incoporating his slider more, as it's his main swing-and-miss pitch. Davis rebounded nicely after a five-run first inning in his last outing in Oakland, something he said he wanted to build off of.

The lineup will be the same for the Rays, except for Justin Ruggiano getting a start in right against LHP Brett Cecil (as opposed to OF Matt Joyce).

 
Rays lineup
Jennings lf
Damon dh
Longoria 3b
Zobrist 2b
Upton cf
Kotchman 1b
Rodriguez ss
Ruggiano rf
Shoppach c
Davis rhp

Jays lineup
Escobar ss
Rasmus cf
Bautista 3b
Lind 1b
Encarnacion dh
Thames rf
Hill 2b
Snider lf
Arencibia c
Cecil lhp

[Last modified: Saturday, September 3, 2011 12:15am]

    

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