UPDATE, 5:39: Cash said there was "not even one bit of thought" of dropping Morrison (2-for-32, 14 Ks) in order, such as flipping him with Brad Miller, who has bee" />
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For starters: Rays at Red Sox, with Smyly on the mound

Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays tonight, RHP Joe Kelly for the Red Sox.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays tonight, RHP Joe Kelly for the Red Sox.

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UPDATE, 5:39: Cash said there was "not even one bit of thought" of dropping Morrison (2-for-32, 14 Ks) in order, such as flipping him with Brad Miller, who has been hitting sixth: "LoMo's gonna hit." ... The Rays will keep their rotation in order for a few more days, with RHP Jake Odorizzi starting on Thursday. ... They will need a fifth at some point over the weekend, and RHP Erasmo Ramirez seems like the likely choice. .... Curt Casali is making his 4th straight start at C, but Cash said Hank Conger is likely to start on Wednesday.  ... LHP David Price said he is enjoying his stint with the Red Sox, and not particularly looking forward to facing his old buddies on the Rays on Thursday.

UPDATE, 3:21: With a right-hander on the mound, the Rays are back to their standard lineup, with 1B Logan Morrison, and his .063 average, hitting second.

Here is the Rays lineup:
Forsythe 2b,
Morrison 1b,
Longoria 3b,
Dickerson dh,
Jennings lf,
Miller ss,
Souza rf,
Kiermaier cf,
Casali c,
Smyly p

And here is the Red Sox lineup:
Betts rf,
Pedroia 2b,
Bogaerts ss,
Ortiz dh,
Ramirez 1b,
Shaw 3b,
Young lf,
Hanigan c,
Bradley Jr. cf
Kelly p

DEVELOPING: After taking two of three from the White Sox, the Rays are in Boston tonight to open a three-game series with the Red Sox.

LHP Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays tonight, RHP Joe Kelly for the Red Sox.

After allowing three home runs in season debut, Smyly came back to strike out 11 against the Indians on Wednesday.

Lineups when available.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:05am]

    

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