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For starters: Rays at Angels, looking for a Mother's Day sweep

UPDATE, 2:04: Cash said they are excited to see how Andriese pitches having heard such good reports from the Triple-A staff. .. The Rays 37 home runs are their most ever through 28 games. ... The Rays are seeking their first series sweep in Anaheim since 2012. ... Rays pitchers are taking batting practice today in advance of the May 23-24 interleague series in Miami.

UPDATE, 2:01: Cash said his thinking on the lineup was that Morrison had good at-bats on Saturday and they wanted to keep him in there to see if he gets untracked, and also wanted to play Pearce. As for Jennings, Cash said it will be something of a day by day process.

Here is the Angels lineup:
Escobar 3b
Calhoun rf
Trout cf
Pujols dh
Cron 1b
Simmons ss
Pennington 2b
Perez c
Choi lf
Tropeano p

 

DEVELOPING: After two straight late-night wins over the Angels, the Rays are looking to celebrate Mother's Day with a sweep, first pitch at 3.40.

RHP Matt Andriese will make his season debut for the Rays, filling the need, at least temporarily, for a fifth starter. Andriese is especially excited because it is the first time his mom, Lynn, will see him pitch in the majors.

The Rays lineup has a slightly different look today, with Logan Morrison and Steve Pearce both playing, Corey Dickerson in leftfield and Desmond Jennings - 1-for-his-last-31 - on the bench.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Forsythe 2b
Miller ss
Longoria 3b
Dickerson lf
Souza rf
Morrison dh
Pearce 1b
Kiermaier cf
Casali c
Andriese p

[Last modified: Sunday, May 8, 2016 2:07pm]

    

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