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For starters: Rays at Jays, a night after flared tempers

The Rays will have lefty Drew Smyly on the mound.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

The Rays will have lefty Drew Smyly on the mound.

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UPDATE, 5:59: Cash said they weren't officially shutting down LHP Xavier Cedeno, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 29 due to neck tightness, but said he hasn't gotten any better and it was unlikely he would pitch again on the road trip, with plans to see a doctor when they get home next week. ... Cash said Franklin is playing LF so they can continue to get him experience for a super-utility tole next season.

UPDATE, 4:44: Approached in the Blue Jays clubhouse, Tulowitzki said, "I'm not going to comment" on what his issue was with Souza. ... Souza said he still wasn't going to repeat what "below the belt" things Tulowitzki said but that he had forgiven him, and was glad he had a chance to make sure there was no further misunderstanding with Martin. ... Josh Donaldson is not in the Jays lineup again. .... 1B/DH Logan Morrison is headed home in the morning to have his left wrist checked. ... LHP Dana Eveland said he was home in California playing golf and settling into off-season mode when he got the call Saturday from his agent about the Rays wanting to bring him back up.

Jays lineup:

Travis 2b
Bautista dh
Encarnacion 2b
Martin c
Tulowitzki ss
Upton lf
Pillar cf
Carrera rf
Barney 3b
Stroman p

UPDATE, 3:20: The Rays are giving veteran pickup Alexei Ramirez another start at SS tonight as they have Brad Miller at 1B and Nick Franklin in LF.

Here is the lineup:
Forsythe 2b,
Kiermaier cf,
Longoria 3b,
Miller 1b,
Franklin LF,
Dickerson DH,
Souza RF,
Ramirez SS,
Wilson c,
Smyly p

DEVELOPING: After exchanging heated words and having the benches and bullpens clear following the final out of Monday's game, the Rays take on the Blue Jays again tonight.

There was no actual brawl last night, and the key players involved, Rays OF Steven Souza Jr. and Blue Jays C Russell Martin, both said it started due to a misunderstanding, but it still made for an entertaining evening.

With the win, the Blue Jays closed the gap in the season series to 9-8 with two games left.

Tonight, the Rays will have LHP Drew Smyly on the mound while the Jays go with RHP Marcus Stroman.

Lineups when available.

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:59pm]

    

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