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For starters, Rays vs Orioles



The Rays will cap off a three-game series with the Orioles today at Tropicana Field, with touted rookie RHP Jeremy Hellickson going for his third win in three big league starts.


On the injury front, manager Joe Maddon remains optimistic that, if all goes well tonight with 1B Carlos Pena (right foot) playing for Class-A Charlotte, he'll be activated Monday and play against the Rangers. Pena is scheduled to get 2-3 at-bats and play first base.

*RHP Jeff Niemann and RHP Wade Davis, both on the DL with right shoulder strains, played catch again today, and both will throw bullpen sessions Monday, which Maddon said will be telling whether they'll be returning on time. Niemann said he's feeling good, and Monday's pen will just be a matter of seeing where his pitches are at, how he feels with them. But they're still targeting a return in Anaheim Aug. 23-25.

Rays lineup
jaso c
zobrist 2b
Crawford lf
Longoria 3b
Joyce rf
Aybar dh
Johnson 1b
Upton cf
Bartlett ss
hellickson rhp

lugo 2b
Markakis rf
Wigginton 1b
Scott dh
Jones cf
Pie lf
Fox 3b
Izturis ss
Tatum c

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 12:15am]


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