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For starters, Rays at Tigers, looking for another

UPDATE, 3:10: SS Yunel Escobar felt good after testing his shoulder again Saturday and headed back to Tampa to begin a three-day minor-league rehab assignment on Monday, with the expectation that he will rejoin the Rays on Friday.

RHP Jeremy Hellickson threw his bullpen session as the Trop and felt good, but Maddon said the Rays have not made a decision yet on whethert to put him back in their rotation or option him to the minors for more work. His 30-day rehab assignment ends on Sunday.

The Rays bus arrived at 1:45, about 15 minutes later than planned, as the driver got lost on the way from Birmingham, Mich., to the stadium in downtown Detroit.

Maddon said he hadn't heard from AL/Red Sox manager John Farrell or any league officials about the AL All-Star team that will be announced on Sunday night, and reiterated that he feels LHP Jake McGee and LHP David Price are both worthy of selection.

DEVELOPING: The Rays are looking to guarantee at least a split of this series when they take on the Tigers today at 4.

RHP Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays against Detroit RHP Anibal Sanchez. Both have been pitching very well.

Here is the Rays lineup:
Jennings cf
Zobrist ss
Joyce dh
Longoria 3b
Loney 1b
Guyer lf
Forsythe 2b
Hanigan c
Kiermaier rf
Archer p

And here is the Tigers lineup, without injured Victor Martinez:
Jackson cf
Kinsler 2b
Cabrera 1b
J.D. Martinez rf
Hunter dh
Castellanos 3b
Avila c
Romine ss
Davis lf
Sanchez p


[Last modified: Saturday, July 5, 2014 3:15pm]


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