For starters: First-place Rays at Yankees

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UPDATE, 11:55: DH Luke Scott is not in the lineup due to some stiffness in his back/shoulder area but Maddon is hopeful he will be available to pinch-hit. .. With an upcoming trip to Arizona and LA ,Rays pitchers took batting practice today. ... Maddon said he felt good to wake up in first place but he is more pleased that they have been playing so well overall and believes they can maintain that streak. ... Maddon also was excited by the birth of his fourth grandchild, Guuseppe.

Rays lineup:
Jennings cf
Longoria 3b
Myers rf
Loney 1b
Zobrist 2b
Joyce dh
Johnson lf
Molina c
Escobar ss
Archer p

Yankees lineup:

Gardner cf
Suzuki rf
Cano 2b
Soriano dh
Overbay 1b
Wells lf
Nunez ss
Lillibridge 3b
Stewart c
Nova p

DEVELOPING: Having taken over first place from the Red Sox on Friday night, the Rays are back on the field early today at Yankee Stadium trying to protect their lead.

Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays in the 1:05 game, taking on Yankees RHP Ivan Nova, who has been tougher on the Rays than any other team.

The Yankees decided late Friday to not activate SS Derek Jeter from the DL for today's game.

Lineups when available.

 

[Last modified: Saturday, July 27, 2013 11:57am]

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