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For starters: Rays at White Sox, seeking a split



UPDATE, 1:01: Maddon said Molina could play today if neeed, Escobar is still not ready and they are hoping for Tuesday in KC. ... The decision on Luke Scott will be made after he plays today for Class A Charlotte, thought Maddon said if all goes well he is "kind of on track" to join them in KC.

White Sox lineup:

De Aza lf
Greene 2b
Rios rf
Konerko dh
Dunn 1b
Ramirez ss
Gillaspie 3b
Flowers c
Wise cf
Axelrod p

UPDATE, 11:34: Rays lineup, as expected, without Molina and Escobar:

Jennings cf,
Joyce rf,
Zobrist ss,
Longoria 3b,
Loney 1b,
Roberts 2b,
Johnson dh,
Lobaton c,
S-Rod lf,
Price p

DEVELOPING: Coming off their impressive 10-4 victory, in which they racked up season highs in runs and hits, and saw LHP Matt Moore rack up his MLB-high matching fifth victory, the Rays take on the White Sox this afternoon seeking a split of their four-game series.

And the Rays will have LHP David Price on the mound, though Price is still seeking his first win of the season. Price feels he has pitched better than his 0-2, 5.52 record indicates, and that he hasn't had many breaks.

The Sox are starting RHP Dylan Axelrod, who is also seeking his first win.

SS Yunel Escobar is expected to miss his fourth straight game due to tightness in his right hamstring.

Lineups shortly.



[Last modified: Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:38pm]


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