For starters, Rays at Angels, with Zobrist on the DL
UPDATE, 7:31: With Ben Zobrist placed on the 15-day DL as expected, the Rays have called up Cole Figueroa.
Here is the Rays lineup, vs, Angels LHP Tyler Skaggs:
And the Angels lineup:
DEVELOPING: It's 100 degrees in Anaheim this afternoon as the Rays head to Angel Stadium, and only expected to "cool off" to the low 90s for the start of tonight's game, 7:05 local time, 10:05 in Tampa Bay,
LHP Erik Bedard will be on the mound for the Rays as they seek to win three straight, and he'll be opposed by Angels LHP Tyler Skaggs.
Bedard had some soreness in his pec muscle on Tuesday, leading the Rays to have Durham LHP Enny Romero head west as a contingency, but Bedard threw then with no problem and said again Wednesday that he was okay.
The Rays will be without 2B Ben Zobrist, who dislocated his left thumb in Wednesday's game. A decision is expected today on whether Zobrist is put on the 15-day DL, which he expects. INF Cole Figueroa was summoned from Durham as a contigency if Zobrist is placed on the DL.
The Rays have fared well in Anaheim, winning 15 of their past 19 games there.
Lineups when available.