For starters, Rays vs. Orioles, hoping to clinch playoff berth

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The Rays open a three-game series tonight against the Orioles with an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth in their hands - all they have to do is win.

With their postseason magic number down to one, Tampa Bay could also get in with a Red Sox loss tonight against the White Sox.

RHP Wade Davis will be on the mound for the Rays, hoping to extend his seven-game winning streak. He has fared well against the Orioles in his career, going 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA in four starts.

Expect LF Carl Crawford and INF/OF Ben Zobrist to be back in the lineup today. Manager Joe Maddon gave Crawford Sunday's game off to give him a break from the Tropicana Field turf.

Lineups to come....

- - JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:15am]

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