For starters: Rays at Red Sox, once again
UPDATE, 6:03: Cash said Franklin is going to play a lot, and much of that time apparently will come in the outfield. ... The Rays will have only a three-man bench for this series, then add players when rosters expand on Friday.
Here is the Red Sox lineup:
UPDATE, 4:05: The Rays have Nick Franklin in RF tonight, with Souza on the bench.
DEVELOPING: After splitting a four-game series last week at the Trop, the Rays take on the Red Sox again this week, starting tonight at Fenway Park.
RHP Matt Andriese will be on the mound for the Rays, having held the Sox to three runs over six innings on Wednesday. RHP Rick Porcello, who shares the major-league lead with 17 wins, is startign for the Red Sox.
The Rays were to activate RHP Alex Cobb today, which will mean they have no one on the DL for the first time all season.
2B Dustin Pedoria is not expected to be in the Boston lineup due to a family matter, but may return during the game.
Lineups when available.