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For starters, Rays at Jays, looking for a sweep

Jake Odorizzi, who has yet to win a game in eight starts despite a decent 3.83 ERA, will be on the mound for the Rays.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Jake Odorizzi, who has yet to win a game in eight starts despite a decent 3.83 ERA, will be on the mound for the Rays.

UPDATE, 6:04: Cash said he wanted to give Pearce the benefit of two days off since he has been playing 2B so much, and otherwise the lineup was a combination of trying to get some others in and match up best they can with Dickey. ... Webb said he is fine, albeit a little sore, and availake if needed.

Here is the Jays lineup, without Josh Donaldson, who is 3-for-14 with 3 homers off Odorizzi:
Saunders lf
Bautista rf
Encarnacion dh
Smoak 1b
Tulowitzki ss
Paredes 3b
Pillar cf
Goins 2b
Thole c
Dickey p

UPDATE, 3:23: The Rays have rookie Taylor Motter in the lineup again today as they face Dickey, and Steve Pearce on the bench.

Rays lineup:
Guyer dh
Motter ss
Longoria 3b
Souza rf
Morrison 1b
Jennings lf
Kiermaier cf
Conger c
Beckham 2b
Odorizzi p

DEVELOPING: After a second straight big win over the Jays, the Rays are looking to make it a clean sweep tonight when they wrap the series at the Rogers Centre at 7:07.

RHP Jake Odorizzi, who has yet to win a game in eight starts despite a decent 3.83 ERA, will be on the mound for the Rays. Knuckleballer RHP R.A. Dickey, who at times has confounded the Rays, will start for the Blue Jays.

Odorizzi is coming off a rough outing vs. the A's, allowing 5 runs, 7 hits in 4 innings, throwing 42 pitches in first. He is facing the Jays for third time this season (0-0, 1.42), and ninth overall (2-2, 3.31).

One thing to check today is the condition of RHP Ryan Webb, who was hit on the chin by a line drive in the eighth inning on Tuesday, though he stayed in the game and said he was fine, albeit a little sore, afterward.

In beating the Jays 13-2 and 12-2, the Rays racked up 17 hits each night. That made it the first time they've had back-to-back games with 17 or more hits since April 2009 and with 12 or more runs since the dark green days of 2007.

Lineups when available.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:07pm]

    

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