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For starters: A loss to Blue Jays, a win over Red Sox

Logan Forsythe will start at second base and bat leadoff for the Rays today against the Red Sox in Port Charlotte.


Logan Forsythe will start at second base and bat leadoff for the Rays today against the Red Sox in Port Charlotte.



UPDATE, 4:12: The Rays lost to the Jays 6-1 in Dunedin, though young pitching prospects Taylor Guerrieri, Jake Faria and Jaime Schultz all impressed. ... The Rays beat the Red Sox 13-5 in Port Charlotte, with No. 5 starter Erasmo Ramirez working four innings and Hank Conger and Patrick Leonard going deep.

:UPDATE, 11:32:
Cash said in Port Charlotte that OF/INF Steve Pearce (tight calf) was improving and would take batting practice in the cage today, and also that RHP Matt Andriese (tightness left abdominal muscle) was feeling better. Andriese said he would play catch on Monday. ...  Foley will have Triple-A manager Jared Sandberg coaching third and Double-A manager Brady Williams at 1B.

UPDATE, 11:23: It will be a good test for Guerrieri and the other young Rays pitchers as the Jays are starting most of their big-name hitters:

Pillar cf
Donaldson 3b
Bautista rf
Tulowitzki dh
Martin c
Smoak 1b
Saunders lf
Burns 2b
Goins ss
Sanchez p



UPDATE, 10:03: Red Sox lineup v #Rays in Port Charlotte:

Betts RF
Holt SS
Murphy LF
Shaw 3B
Craig DH
Bradley Jr. CF
Swihart C
Travis 1B
Moncada 2B
Porcello RHP


UPDATE, 9:41: Lineups posted today are as expected. .... Pitchers scheduled to work after Ramirez in Port Charlotte are Farquhar, omero, Bellatti . ... Schedule to follow Guerrieri are two other top young prospects, Jake Faria and Jaime Schultz.

DEVELOPING: The Rays are playing two games today, with one squad in Dunedin against the Blue Jays and another at home in Port Charlotte against the Red Sox.

Manager Kevin Cash will stay with the home squad, bench coach Tom Foley will lead the group in Dunedin.

Here are the lineups that were posted Saturday in the clubhouse, subject to change:

Guyer rf
Mahtook cf
Loney DH
Shaffer 3b
Rivera c
Franklin 2b
Motter ss
Roller 1b
Field lf
Guerrieri p

Forsythe 2b
Kiermaier cf
Longoria 3b
Dickerson dh
Morrison 1b
Souza rf
Beckham ss
Conger c
Decker lf
Ramirez p


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