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For starters, Rays vs. A's, seeking seven straight

UPDATE, 5:20: Maddon said he liked what he saw from Upton enough to keep him there for now, and could stick with it. ... Rodriguez was due for a day off, Maddon said, and since he wanted him to play Sunday vs. LHP Tommy Milone. .

A's lineup:
Weeks 2b
Pennington ss
Reddick rf
Cespedes cf
Smith lf
Ka'aihue dh
Suzuki c
Barton 1b
Inge 3b
Colon p

UPDATE, 3:48: CF B.J. Upton earned another day in the No. 2 hole based on his Friday showing, and Sean Rodriguez has the day off. The Rays lineup:

Jennings lf,
Upton cf,
Pena 1b,
Joyce rf,
Scott dh,
Zobrist 2b,
Rhymes 3b,
Molina c,
Johnson ss,
Hellickson p

BREAKING: The Rays are seeking to stretch their winning streak to seven tonight and improve their majors-best record to 20-8 as they take on the A's at Tropicana Field.

RHP Jeremy Hellickson will be on the mound for the Rays against A's veteran Bartolo Colon.

Hellickson has been very tough at the Trop, as the Rays have been overall, winning 10 in a row, one shy of the team record. Going back to last September, the Rays have won 18 of their last 19 regular season games at the Trop. Since the start of 2008, the Rays are 218-120 (.645) at the Trop, the best home record in the majors over that span.

Lineups when available.



[Last modified: Monday, June 4, 2012 12:40am]


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