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For starters: Rays at Indians, with Snell on the mound

Like most young pitchers, the key for Blake Snell is commanding his fastball.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Like most young pitchers, the key for Blake Snell is commanding his fastball.

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The Rays are looking to snap a five-game losing streak tonight, and will have hot prospect LHP Blake Snell on the mound and a reconfigured lineup.

With OF Mikie Mahtook on the DL after breaking his hand Monday and DH Steve Pearce expecetd to be out for at least a few days due to a hamstring issue, the Rays will move Taylor Motter to the outfield, startting tonight in left. INF Nick Franklin was called up from Triple-A to take Mahtook's spot on the roster.

Snell has made two big-league starts, more impressive on April 23 vs. the Yankees than last Thursday against his hometown Mariners at the Trop. Like most young pitchers, the key for Snell is commanding his fastball.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Forsythe 2b,
Miller ss,
Longoria 3b,
Morrison 1b,
Jennings cf,
Dickerson DH,
Motter lf,
Decker rf,
Conger c,
Snell p

And here is the Indians lineup:

Santana DH
Kipnis 2B
Lindor SS
Napoli 1B
Ramirez LF
Uribe 3B
Chisenhall RF
Gomes C
Naquin CF
Kluber P

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:43pm]

    

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