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For starters, Rays at Orioles, before the rain

Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays, against Orioles LHP Wei-Yin Chen.

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Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays, against Orioles LHP Wei-Yin Chen.

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UPDATE, 6:19: RHP Jake Odorizzi, the Rays Tuesday starter, is the latest player on the team to be sick, and he was sent back to the hotel to rest after playing catch Monday. The Rays are hoping he will be okay - if Tuesday's game is played - but as a precaution they scratched LHP Enny Romero from his scheduled start at Triple-A Durham as a fallback option.

UPDATE, 5:45: The Rays are planning to give LHP Cesar Ramos at least one more start, Maddon said, on Friday against the Yankees - though those plans can change if Tuesday's game is rained out, as looks likely now.

LHP Matt Moore tested his sore left elbow by playing catch today, and Maddon said it went well, but there will be no annoucement today on whether he will have surgery or try to pitch with the torn ligament.

With RHP Brad Boxberger joining the bullpen, the Rays will have only one lefty, Jake McGee. Maddon said that is not a concern becasue Boxberger and Joel Peralta are righties who can get out lefties.

Orioles lineup:
Markakis rf
Cruz dh
Davis 1b
Jones cf
Wieters c
Lough lf
Hardy ss
Lombardozzi 2b
Flaherty 3b
Chen p

DEVELOPING: The Rays are on the final leg of their season-opening three-city roadtrip, opening a three-game series tonight in Baltimore.

RHP Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays, against Orioles LHP Wei-Yin Chen.

Heavy rain is forecast for late tonight in Baltimore and is expected to last for a while, putting Tuesday night's game in jeopardy. The series concludes with a matinee Wednesday, when temperatures are expected to be down to the 30s, with a high of 52.

The Rays bullpen remains in a bit of disarray, with RHP Brad Boxberger called up today to replace LHP Jeff Beliveau, who made another one-day appearance on Sunday.

The Rays lineup is all right-handed except for 1B James Loney, and looks like this:

Zobrist 2b
Jennings cf
Forsythe dh
Longoria 3b
Myers rf
Loney 1b
Guyer lf
Escobar ss
Hanigan c
Archer p

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