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For starters, Rays vs Marlins, on Father's Day



Update 1:16 p.m. With OF Matt Joyce scratched from the lineup due to flu-like symptoms, here's the new Rays lineup.


New #Rays lineup:
Upton cf
Pena 1b
Zobrist rf
Matsui lf
Lobaton c
Rhymes 2b
Johnson dh
Sutton 3b
Rodriguez ss
Cobb rhp

Developing: The Rays will wrap up their homestand - and series with the Marlins - with a Father's Day matinee at Tropicana Field.

The sold-out game will feature a good pitching matchup, with Rays RHP Alex Cobb and Marlins RHP Josh Johnson. Johnson, picked in the preseason as a potential NL Cy Young candidate, has appeared to regain his form following an injury-plagued 2011.

Cobb, though having lost his last three starts, has felt good with how he's thrown. And today, he'll get to pitch for the first time on Father's Day, with his dad, Rick, in attendance.

3B Evan Longoria (partially torn left hamstring) came out of his first rehab game with Triple-A Durham well, having gone 1-for-4 with a single. Both Longoria and Jeff Keppinger (broken right toe) will play for the Bulls today.

In other injury news, DH Luke Scott (back spasms) took 30 swings Friday and said everything went well, with plans to hit off a tee today.



[Last modified: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:39am]


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