For starters: Rays at Yankees, with Hernandez on the hill

Veteran Roberto Hernandez, who has been inconsistent for the Rays and unsuccessful against the Yankees, will be on the hill facing David Phelps.

JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

Veteran Roberto Hernandez, who has been inconsistent for the Rays and unsuccessful against the Yankees, will be on the hill facing David Phelps.

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UPDATE, 6:18: Alex Colome is here and excited about getting to make his second big-league start in Yankee Stadium. .. The Yankees ditched fomer Rays INF Reid Brignac, who was designtaed for assignment after hitting .114 in 17 games. ... RHP Brandon Gomes,  on the DL since early May with a lat strain, is very close to going out on what should be a 7-10 day rehab assignment.

Yankees lineup:

Gardner cf
Suzuki rf
Cano 2b
Hafner dh
Overbay 1b
Almonte lf
Nix ss
Adams 3b
Romine c
Phelps p

DEVELOPING: The Rays will look to extend their winning streak to three tonight when they take on the Yankees in the second of a four-game weekend series.

Veteran Roberto Hernandez, who has been inconsistent for the Rays and unsuccessful against the Yankees, will be on the hill facing RHP David Phelps.

Hernandez lost to the Royals in his last start, leaving without finishing six innings for fifth time in 13 starts. He is 1-6, 7.50 in 12 appearances vs. Yankees, 1-2, 7.88 at new Yankee Stadium.

Luke Scott is back in the Rays lineup as the DH, and prized prospect Wil Myers will play for the fifth straight game since being called up.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Joyce lf
Jennings cf
Zobrist 2b
Longoria 3b
Loney 1b
Myers rf
Scott dh
Molina c
Escobar ss
Hernandez p



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