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For starters, Rays at Jays, on Archer-Price day

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September

UPDATE, 11:47: The Jays have now acknowledged that it is official and based on the remaining schedule they have clinched a playoff spot.

UPDATE, 11:43: LHP Jake McGee was activated off the DL and will pitch either today or Sunday, with Monday's off-day as built-in rest. ... Cash said today was "just a DH day" for Longoria to get him off his feet. ... Rivera is back behind the plate based on Archer's level of comfort with him. Arencibia seemed to have some difficulty with Archer's slider in the last game. ... Cash said he plans to play most of the younger players on Sunday, which should mean a start for either Tim Beckham or Nick Franklin at short.

DEVELOPING: With the Blue Jays on the verge of officially clinching their first playoff berth - and, technically, they already have - there will be a marquee matchup at the Rogers Centre today, as former Rays ace David Price pitches for Toronto against his protege, current Rays ace Chris Archer.

The Rays lineup has a slightly different look, with Richie Shaffer at 3B and Evan Longoria at DH, Steven Souza Jr. moved back up to second and Rene Rivera back behind the platte. Rivera had caught Archer's previous 17 starts, but was benched for his last one with Arencibia starting.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Guyer LF,
Souza rf,
Longoria DH,
Forsythe 2b,
Cabrera SS,
Shaffer 3b,
Loney 1b,
Kiermaier cf,
Rivera c,
Archer p

Blue Jays lineup:

Revere lf,
Donaldson 3b,
Bautista rf,
Encarnacion DH,
Smoak 1b,
Martin c,
Goins ss,
Pillar cf,
Pennington 2b,
Price p

[Last modified: Saturday, September 26, 2015 11:47am]

    

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