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For starters: Rays at Jays, seeking sweep

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July

UPDATE, 11:44: Loney is back, though Wil Myers is out with a sore left wrist.

Rays lineup:
Jennings cf
Zobrist ss
Longoria 3b
Loney 1b
Scott dh
Johnson 2b
Joyce rf
Lobaton c
Fuld lf
Archer p

DEVELOPING: The red-hot Rays look to make it a clean sweep of the Jays in their first post-All-Star break series today in a 1:07 p.m. game with RHP Chris Archer on the mound.

Archer is coming off a complete game - his first ever of nine innings - last Sunday, and excited about the possibilities.

Though several Rays have been feeling sick, they are expected to have new dad 1B James Loney back in the lineup today following a two-day paternity leave.

Yunel Escobar is not expected to play, so Ben Zobrist will be back at short and Kelly Johnson likely at second.

The bigger issue for the Rays will be dealing with the frustrating knuckleball of Jays starter R.A. Dickey, who absolutley baffled the Rays last time he faced them,

Lineups when available.

 

 

[Last modified: Sunday, July 21, 2013 11:45am]

    

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