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For starters, Rays vs Rangers, with Richard at first base



Update 2:04 p.m. Manager Joe Maddon said he plans to sit down with his coaches in the week after the season is over, and as of right now, he doesn't anticipate any changes.


The Rays will close out their road slate with another game with the Rangers, trying to snap their 0-for-5 skid here in Arlington this season.

With Texas still in the AL West race (though barely), the Rays will have a lot of their regulars in today, with the exception of Chris Richard at 1B. Pat Burrell is not in the lineup.

LHP David Price will take the mound and go for his 10th win. If he can complete the feat, that will give two Rays rookies with 10 wins and winning records; in the AL, since 1980, only three sets of rookie teammates have finished above .500 with 10 wins, with the last the Mariners duo of Freddy Garcia and John Halama (1999).

Here is the Rays lineup:
Bartlett ss
Crawford lf
Longoria, 3b
Zobrist 2b
Aybar, dh
Upton cf
Gross, rf
Richard, 1b
Navarro, c
Price, p


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