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For starters: Rays at Yankees, after a tough loss



UPDATE, 6:05: Brad Miller tested his sore right elbow by taking swings in the cage and felt good enough to play, though the Rays decided to minimize stress by having him DH, with Logan Morrison at 1B and newcomer Alexei Ramirez at SS. ... LHP Xavier Cedeno has been idle since 8/29 due to tightness in his neck, but said he is feeling "a little better" and is confident he will pitch again this season. ... SS Matt Duffy is having surgery this afternoon on his left heel.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Forsythe 2b,
Kiermaier cf,
Longoria 3b,
Miller DH,
Morrison 1b,
Souza RF,
Dickerson LF,
Ramirez SS,
Wilson c,
Snell p

And here is the Yankees lineup:
Ellsbury cf
Refsnyder lf
Sanchez c
Castro 2b
Teixeira 1b
Gregorius ss
Headley 3b
Austin dh
Judge rf
Pineda p

DEVELOPING: After Thursday's tough 5-4 walkoff loss, the Rays are set to take on the Yankees again tonight, though rain could be an issue early in the evening.

Rookie LHP Blake Snell will be on the mound for the Rays, facing the Yankees for the third time. After a rough four-game stretch, Snell is coming off an improved outing vs. Toronto.

RHP Michael Pineda will start for the Yankees, who are making an unexpected playoff push.

The Rays got two homers each Thursday from Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza Jr. and a solid outing from Alex Cobb but lost when Erasmo Ramirez gave up a two-out full-count homer in the ninth to Tyler Austin.

Lineups when available.

[Last modified: Friday, September 9, 2016 6:09pm]


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