For starters, Rays vs. Royals, with Longoria at DH

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UPDATE, 12:33: Though Carlos Pena felt there was something illegal about Jeff Francoeur running well inside the baseline on the key 10th inning play, that is not how the rules are set up as the runner has the leeway to run on the grass and there would only be interference if he hindered the play, and with Pena at the base. ... Per Elias, the Rays 5-game winning streak was the longest between a pair of 1-0 losses since July 1943, when the Yankees won eight straight. ... The Rays are the first team with three 1-0 losses in the same month since the Angels in Sept. 2004.

Let's try this again - not sure why the earlier post didn't show up:

BREAKING: The Rays are looking to get their bats going again after Tuesday's 1-0 loss and win the series against the Royals today, and they will have James Shields on the mound and Evan Longoria back at DH.

Longoria played third on Tuesday for the first time since coming off the DL, coming out of the game after seven innings. He didn't talk to reporters after the game but was said to be fine and is back in the lineup today, though at DH.

The Rays lineup:
Jennings lf
Upton cf
Joyce rf
Longoria dh
Zobrist ss
Keppinger 3b
Pena 1b
Roberts 2b
Lobaton c
Shields p

And here is the Royals lineup:

Cain cf
Escobar ss
Gordon lf
Butler dh
Perez c
Moustakas 3b
Francoeur rf
Hosmer 1b
Giavoltella 2b
Mendoza p

 

 

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