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For starters, Rays vs Red Sox with Crawford back



The Rays will try to bounce back from Friday's loss to the Red Sox tonight at Tropicana Field, and they'll have LF Carl Crawford back in the lineup.


Crawford was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to a stomach virus. Manager Joe Maddon said Crawford is feeling better, but they'll see how he's doing in the next couple hours.

Should be another great pitching matchup here with Rays righthander Matt Garza and Red Sox righthander Clay Buchholz, who is 15-5 on the season and has won his last four starts (including giving up zero earned runs in each of his last three).

*Maddon said RHP Grant Balfour (intercostal strain) will start tonight for Class-A Charlotte and newly acquired OF Brad Hawpe will get some at-bats.

Rays lineup
Jaso c
Zobrist 2b
Crawford lf
Longoria 3b
Pena 1b
Joyce rf
Johnson dh
Upton cf
Bartlett ss
Garza rhp


Red Sox lineup
Scutaro ss
Drew rf
Martinez c
Ortiz dh
Beltre 3b
Lowell 1b
Nava lf
Kalish cf
Hall 2b
Buchholz, rhp



[Last modified: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:15am]


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