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For starters, Rays at Twins, seeking a sweep



UPDATE, 1:06: Maddon said he played Casali based on how well he did Friday and liking the idea of giving Jose Molina the day off after catching a night game. ... Sam Fuld is again in the Twins lineup. ... Rays pitchers are taking BP and David Price hit a bomb into the second deck of rightfield, then another that just over the wall.

Twins lineup:
Dozier 2b
Nunez 3b
Plouffe dh
Morales 1b
Arcia rf
Willingham lf
Escobar ss
Fryer c
Fuld cf
Correia p

UPDATE, 11:36: Rookie Curt Casali will be behind the plate for his second big-league start today.

Rays lineup:

Jennings cf
Zobrist 2b
Joyce lf
Longoria 3b
Loney 1b
Guyer dh
Escobar ss
Casali c
Kiermaier rf
Archer p

DEVELOPING: Manager Joe Maddon has been stressing to his Rays - and anyone else who will listen - that the key to getting back into contention this season is winning series.

But with the Rays winning the first two games of their post-All-Star break opening series with the Twins, Maddon is getting a little greedy as they push for a sweep today.

RHP Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays, with veteran RHP Kevin Correia starting for the Twins.

Lineups when available.



[Last modified: Sunday, July 20, 2014 1:11pm]


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