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For starters: Rays at Orioles, on a cold night in Baltimore

Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays, seeking his first win since Aug. 31, having gone 0-4 in seven starts.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays, seeking his first win since Aug. 31, having gone 0-4 in seven starts.

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UPDATE, 4:48: Rays players are taking note of the temperature and planning to take whatever precautions they can.

For CF Kevin Kiermaier that will mean wearing a ski mask since he has "very sensitive ears.'' Though a native of Indiana, Kiermaier said "every since I've been a Floridian officially for two years it has thinned out my blood so this is all new for me.'' ...  Kiermaier was also reflecting on his home-run robbing catch here last year.

UPDATE, 4:43: The Rays lineup is the same as opening day, and as expected:

Forsythe 2b,
Morrison 1b,
Longoria 3b,
Dickerson DH,
Jennings lf,
Miller SS,
Souza Jr. RF,
Kiermaier cf,
Conger c,
Archer p

And here is the Orioles lineup, without Jones or Hardy, and with Rickard:

Rickard cf

Reimold lf
Machado ss
Davis 1b
Trumbo rf
Wieters c
Alvarez dh
Schoop 2b
Flaherty 3b
Tillman p

DEVELOPING: The Rays will be aware they have the comfy confines of the Trop tonight when they open their road schedule taking on the Orioles on a cold night in Baltimore.

Temperatures have been in the 40s much of the day, and the forecast high, per weather.com, is 52 with a wind chill of 48. And it is only expected to be worse on Saturday, with lows in the 20s, high winds and a forecast of rain with a chance of snow.

RHP Chris Archer, coming off his opening day loss to Toronto on Sunday, will be on the mound for the Rays, seeking his first win since Aug. 31, having gone 0-4 in seven starts. RHP Chris Tillman will start for Baltimore, working on three days rest after pitching only two innings due to a rain delay in the Monday opener.

The Orioles roster includes former Rays minor-league OF Joey Rickard, who was a Rule 5 draft pick.

Lineups when available.

[Last modified: Saturday, April 9, 2016 11:04am]

    

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