For starters, Rays at Cubs in Wrigley Field
UPDATE, 3:02: Rays manager Joe Maddon stuck with the idea of batting the pitcher eighth, preferring what he considers additional flexibility in the lineup and the opportunity to keep "double leadoff hitter" concept intact with Logan Forsythe 9th. ... No news today on the possibility of Chris Gimenez joining the Rays; his waiver period likely ends Saturday. ... Maddon went as right-handed as he could in today's lineup, saying there wasn't much data on Wada to do otherwise. ... There is a large contingent of Rays fans here.
Cubs lineup, with former East Lake star Chris Coghlan leading off:
DEVELOPING: After beating the A's on Wednesday and enjoying a Thursday off-day in Chicago, the Rays are back on the field this afternoon as they open a three-game series with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Only four of the currently active Rays have played at Wrigley - former Cubs Jeff Beliveau and Jose Molina, and NL veterans Yunel Escobar and James Loney - so most of the players are looking forward to their first experience in front of the ivy-covered walls.
RHP Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays, and he has some history with the Cubs, having been traded there from Cleveland, then two years later - after winning the Cubs minor-league pitcher of the year award, and getting his award at Wrigley - was traded to the Rays.
The Cubs are starting leftyTsuyoshi Wada, who was called up from Triple-A a few weeks ago.
Lineups when available.