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For starters: Rays at Angels, in Archer's 100th start

Chris Archer, who has looked more like his All-Star ace self in his last two starts than his first four, will be on the mound for the Rays.

ZACK WITTMAN | Times

Chris Archer, who has looked more like his All-Star ace self in his last two starts than his first four, will be on the mound for the Rays.

UPDATE, 8:39: Cash said Guyer and Pearce have been big sparks and he needed to get them in the lineup, and wouldn't say how long he would stay with them. Guyer is playing ahead of Desmond Jennings, who has 1 hit in his last 27 at-bats, and Pearce ahead of Logan Morrison, who is 6-for-64 with 0 RBIs. ...

Angels lineup:
Escobar 3b
Nava lf
Trout cf
Pujols dh
Calhoun rf
Cron 1b
Simmons ss
Perez c
Pennington ss
Rasmus p

UPDATE, 8:09:
The Rays have two of their hot right-handed hitters - Brandon Guyer and Steve Pearce - in tonight's lineup against Angels RHP Cory Rasmus.

Rays lineup:

Forsythe 2b,
Miller ss,
Longoria 3b,
Pearce 1b,
Souza RF,
Dickerson DH,
Guyer lf,
Kiermaier cf,
Casali c,
Archer p

DEVELOPING: The Rays on the west coast for the week, opening a three-game series tonight against the Angels in Anaheim.

RHP Chris Archer, who has looked more like his All-Star ace self in his last two starts than his first four, will be on the mound for the Rays.

Archer is making his 100th start, joining James Shields (217), David Price (170), Scott Kazmir (144) and Jeremy Hellickson (108) as the only ones in triple digits for the Rays franchise. He is 33-35, 3.38 in his first 99.

With ace Garrett Richards injured - and headed for Tommy John elbow surgery - the Angels are turning to long reliever RHP Cory Rasmus, on what will be a bullpen day.

Lineups when available.

 

[Last modified: Friday, May 6, 2016 8:40pm]

    

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