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For starters: Rays trying to avoid getting swept for 10th time this season



The Rays will try to avoid their 10th series sweep of the season today when they face the Orioles and rookie RHP Dylan Bundy in the finale of this three-game series.

The numbers:

8 straight losses.

12 losses in their last 13 games.

24 losses in their last 27 games.

Jake Odorizzi, who has struggled to finish six innings this season, is on the mound for the Rays.

In injury news: RHP Chase Whitley (Tommy John surgery) and RHP Brad Boxberger (oblique) will begin their rehab assignments Monday for Class A Charlotte at Dunedin. DH Steve Pearce (hamstring) will play first base today for the Stone Crabs.

Here are the lineups



Jones CF

Schoop 2B

Machado 3B

Davis 1B

Trumbo RF

Alvarez DH

Hardy SS

Rickard LF

Joseph C

Bundy RHP (2-1, 3.08).



Forsythe 2B

Miller SS

Longoria 3B

Morrison 1B

Souza RF

Dickerson DH

Kiermaier CF

Arcia LF

Casali C


Odorizzi RHP (3-5, 4.47)

[Last modified: Sunday, July 17, 2016 12:05pm]


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