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For starters: Rays at Jays, with Odorizzi

Jake Odorizzi, who has been among the AL's best until his last outing, will be on the mound for the Rays.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Jake Odorizzi, who has been among the AL's best until his last outing, will be on the mound for the Rays.

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UPDATE, 5:46: With Morrison out, Cash said those at-bats will be shared among several players, such as Mahtook and Shaffer, but not just one. .... Cash said Eveland could be used for a lefty-laden inning, or just situationally to face one lefty in a key situation. ... Cash said they still think Cedeno, out since 8/29 with neck tightness, will pitch again this season.

UPDATE, 5:02: 1B/DH Logan Morrison will fly back to Tampa on Wednesday for an MRI and an exam with specialist Dr. Doug Carlan to determine if he needs surgery or just rehab for his left wrist injury but "either way I'm done" for the season. ... Eveland is expected to be here in time for the game tonight. ... The Jays are giving Josh Donaldson the day off.

Here is the Rays lineup:
Forsythe 2b,
Kiermaier cf,
Longoria 3b,
Miller 1b,
Franklin SS,
Mahtook LF,
Souza RF,
Shaffer DH,
Maile c,
Odorizzi p

Here is the Jays lineup:
Travis 2b
Saunders rf
Encarnacion 1b
Bautista dh
Martin c
Tulowitzki ss
Pillar cf
Upton lf
Barney 3b
Liriano p

DEVELOPING: After avoiding a four-game sweep with Sunday's win over the Yankees, the Rays continue their season-long 11-game trek through the AL East playoff field wiith a three-game series starting tonight in Toronto.

RHP Jake Odorizzi, who been not only the Rays best pitcher since the All-Star break but among the AL's best until his last outing, will be on the mound for the Rays. LHP Francisco Liriano will start for the Blue Jays, having been returned to the rotation after a bullpen stint.

LHP Dana Eveland is expected to join the Rays today, having been summoned - six days after the Triple-A season ended - to add another lefty to the bullpen with LHP Xavier Cedeno still sidelined by a stiff neck.

Lineups when available.

[Last modified: Monday, September 12, 2016 5:46pm]

    

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