For starters: Rays at Mariners, with Delmon at DH

Alex Cobb will be starting for the Rays tonight in Seattle.

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Alex Cobb will be starting for the Rays tonight in Seattle.

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September

With the offense continuing to struggle, Rays manager Joe Maddon decided to put Delmon Young in the lineup even though the Mariners are starting tough right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma tonight.

The Rays were held to two runs in losing to the Angels on Thursday, and have scored more than three only once in the last eight games. Since July 31, they have averaged only 3.2 runs per game (29th in the majors) and hit only 26 home runs (ranking 23rd) - and are 13-19. Until then, they were 64-43, averaged 4.65 runs a game and hitting 119 homers.

Here is the lineup:
Jennings cf
Zobrist 2b
Longoria 3b
Joyce lf
Young dh
Loney 1b
Myers rf
Molina 2b
Escobar ss
Cobb p

And here is the Mariners lineup:
Miller ss
Gutierrez rf
Seager 3b
Morales dh
Ibanez lf
Smoak 1b
Zunino c
Ackley cf
Franklin 2b
Iwakuma p

 

 

[Last modified: Friday, September 6, 2013 6:09pm]

    

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