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For starters, Rays at Cubs, back for more at Wrigley

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UPDATE, 3:07: Principal owner Stuart Sternberg is here, and he couldn't say enough about the abundance of Rays fans in Chicago, using the words shocking, amazing and heartening. ... He said he had no regrets over the David Price trade, that it's part of the way they have to do business (though he did admit his one regret was not adding a bat for the 2010 stretch drive). ... He also said he personally designed the retro uniforms the Rays have worn in the past, and will sport a new version of Sunday. ... Maddon said he moved James Loney up in the order due to his success vs. Edwin Jackson. And he remains conifident Evan Longoria will again start producing runs. ... Maddon said Wil Myers will need at least 25-30 at-bats on his rehab assignment, which starts tonight, weather permitting in Durham.

UPDATE, 1:48: The Rays have their pitcher, Jake Odorizzi, hitting eighth again, as Maddon appears convinced it is the better strategy.

Rays lineup:
Jennings cf
Zobristr 2b
Loney 1b
Longoria 3b
Joyce lf
Escobar ss
Molina c
Odorizzi p
Kiermaier rf

Cubs lineup:
Coghlan lf
Baez 2b
Rizzo 1b
Castro ss
Valbuena 3b
Alcantara cf
Ruggiano rf
Castillo c
Jackson p

DEVELOPING: After Friday's thrilling 4-3 10-inning win, the Rays are back at Wrigley Field for another afternoon game against the Cubs in the friendly confines.

RHP Jake Odorizzi, coming off a brutal Sunday outing at the Trop, will be on the mound for the Rays against former Rays RHP Edwin Jackson, who has been struggling with the Cubs.

There again will be a large contingent of Rays fans at the game, with many already seen around the city and the stadium.

Lineups when available.

 

[Last modified: Saturday, August 9, 2014 3:10pm]

    

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