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For starters: Rays at Astros, on Snell's day

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August

UPDATE, 5:51: Franklin is here, saying he feels fine after what was his third concussion, and Cash said he will get plenty of opportunity over the final month. ... Here is the Astros lineup:

Springer rf
Bregman 3b
Altuve 2b
Correa ss
Gattis c
Gurriel dh
Gonzalez 1b
Hernandez lf
Marisnick cf
Keuchel p

 

DEVELOPING: After Friday's crushing defeat, with closer RHP Alex Colome giving up back to back homers in the ninth, the Rays take on the Astros again tonight in Houston.

Rookie LHP Blake Snell, who has struggled in his last three starts, is on the mound for the Rays, matched up with 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel.

Keuchel is the fourth Cy winner Snell has faced in his 14 big-league starts, losing to Cleveland's Corey Kluber, Detroit's Justin Verlander and Boston's Davd Price.

The Rays are going right-hand heavy against Keuchel, with Tim Beckham getting the start at 1B.

They do have switch-hitter Nick Franklin back on the roster, activating him from the 7-day concussion DL after he played a rehab game on Friday for the Stone Crabs.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Forsythe 2b,
Kiermaier cf,
Longoria 3b,
Duffy ss,
Beckham 1b,
Mahtook lf,
Souza rf,
Dickerson dh,
Wilson c,
Snell p

[Last modified: Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:53pm]

    

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