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For starters, Rays at White Sox, seeking bounceback



UPDATE, 5:59: Maddon said he wanted the extra RH hitters in Rodriguez and Forsythe, but also felt Loney would fare well vs. Danks. ... The Rays bullpen could look different tonight as there is some question if Jake McGee and Grant Balfour will be available based on recent usage. ... The temperature is down to 35 at U.S. Cellular Field based on the scoreboard.

UPDATE, 4:39: The Rays have Sean Rodriguez and Logan Forsythe in the lineup vs. LHP John Danks, but not OF Brandon Guyer as lefty hitting James Loney is at first.

Here is the lineup:
Zobrist 2b
Jennings cf
Myers rf
Longoria 3b
Rodriguez lf
Loney 1b
Forsythe dh
Escobar ss
Hanigan c
Ramos p

And here is the White Sox lineup:

Eaton cf,
Semien 3b,
Abreu 1b,
Viciedo rf,
Konerko DH,
Ramirez SS,
De Aza LF,
Beckham 2b,
Nieto c,
Danks p

DEVELOPING: The Rays will try to bounce back from Friday's staggering walkoff loss, when they take on the White Sox again tonight.

LHP Cesar Ramos will be on the mound for the Rays, facing Sox veteran LHP John Danks.

After wasting repeated opportunities Friday and giving away an early lead, the Rays went ahead in the ninth inning on a two-run homer by Evan Longoria.

But closer Grant Balfour failed miserably in loading the bases, and then after 2B Ben Zobrist had troubling coming up with a ground ball cleanly for what could have been a game-ending double play, Balfour allowed a walkoff grand slam to rookie Jose Abreu.

For our complete game story, click here.

As for tonight's game, lineups will be posted when available.



[Last modified: Saturday, April 26, 2014 6:00pm]


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