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For starters, Rays vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m.

Update 5:23 p.m. Rays manager Joe Maddon couldn't comment on the pending acquisition of OF Rich Thompson, but said there could be some news shortly. Thompson's name was on the lineup card under extras, but Maddon said that was premature

*Maddon said 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) took batting practice today, and felt good, but hasn't started running yet.

*Maddon said C Jose Lobaton (shoudler soreness), on a rehab stint with Double-A Montgomery, is still 7-10 days away from joining the team.

*Maddon has been impressed with Ben Zobrist in the leadoff spot, but said Desmond Jennings will return to the top spot once he comes off the DL.

*Maddon said he was really "surprised" Jays Brett Lawrie only got a four game suspension for throwing his helmet after striking out in the ninth inning Tuesday.

Developing: The Rays, who won two straight in Toronto to cap off a wild 4-4 road trip, return home tonight to face the Red Sox.

RHP Jeremy Hellickson will be on the mound, with the Red Sox starting struggling RHP Clay Buchholz.

Rays lineup
Zobrist rf
Upton cf
Joyce lf
Pena 1b
Scott dh
Rodriguez 3b
Rhymes 2b
Molina c
Johnson ss
Hellickson rhp

[Last modified: Friday, June 15, 2012 12:41am]


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