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UPDATE, 12:01: Maddon said he made the lineup last night the other way, then woke up today and decided to put DeJesus at the top. ... The bullpen is in pretty good shape, so Maddon said he would stay way from using either David Price or Alex Cobb, who would start their next two games, wherever they are. ... Maddon said RHP Jesse Crain won't be able to pitch, and there would be an annoucement on his status in the next day or so. ... CF Desmond Jennings said he is still not ready to play in the field; Maddon said he Jennings has been running at 70-80 percent and while he is not ready to play in the field can continue to be used as a pinch-hitter and possibly as a DH in upcoming games.

UPDATE, 10:45: Slight change to the Rays lineup, DeJesus is leading off, Zobrist hitting fifth.

So new version:

DeJesus cf
Myers rf
Loney 1b
Longoria 3b
Zobrist 2b
Young dh
Joyce lf
Lobaton c
Escobar ss
Moore p

 

DEVELOPING: The Rays will take the field today in Toronto with eight scenarios regarding their postseason possibilities, but the simplest is this: If they win, they have extended their season at least to won tiebreaker game on Monday.

Beyond that, by the end of the day they could be anywhere from celebrating being the top wild card to mourning being eliminated. See below for all the scenarios.

Meanwhile, the Rays will have David DeJesus in CF today and Delmon Young at DH against a right-hander again.

Rays lineup:
Zobrist 2b
Myers rf
Loney 1b
Longoria 3b
DeJesus cf
Young dh
Joyce lf
Lobaton c
Escobar ss
Moore p

PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

If Rays win and …
Cleveland and Texas win: Indians in, Rays at Rangers for Monday tiebreaker, 8:07

Cleveland loses and Texas wins: 3-way tie, Rays at Indians on Monday at 4:07, loser at Texas on Tuesday ar 4:07

Cleveland wins and Texas loses: Rays and Indians are wild cards, play at Cleveland on Wednesday, 8:07

Cleveland and Texas lose: Rays and Indians are wild cards, play at St. Petersburg on Wednesday, 8:07

If Rays lose and …

Cleveland and Texas win: Rays out, Rangers play at Indians on Wednesday, 8:07

Cleveland loses and Texas wins: Rays out, Rangers play at Indians on Wednesday, 8:07

Cleveland wins and Texas loses: Indians in, Rays at Rangers for Monday tiebreaker, 8:07

Cleveland and Texas lose: Indians in, Rays at Rangers for Monday tiebreaker, 8:07



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