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For starters: Rays vs. Blue Jays, in a matinee performance

Matt Moore, who had an impressive spring training to follow up on his strong September after returning from Tommy John elbow surgery, will be on the mound for the Rays.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Matt Moore, who had an impressive spring training to follow up on his strong September after returning from Tommy John elbow surgery, will be on the mound for the Rays.

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UPDATE, 12:04:  Rays manager Kevin Cash didn't do a print media session but several players said were still talking about the odd Tuesday ending, noting the weird experience of watching the umpires and/or the videoboard to know if they won or if the game was still over. ... Jays manager John Gibbons said he didn't have any more clarification today, and still didn't agree with the call. And he didn't back away from his postgame comments, saying he meant his "wear dresses" comment to be humorous and that "the world needs to lighten up a little bit.''

UPDATE, 11:58: As expected, the Rays went with their right-handed lineup vs. Happ, with Guyer, Pearce and Beckham all playing. By putting Guyer in LF, the Rays get a chance to get Jennings off the turf as part of their efforts to keep him healthy.

Here is the Rays lineup:
Forsythe 2b
Guyer lf
Longoria 3b
Pearce 1b
Jennings dh
Souza rf
Beckham ss
Kiermaier cf
Casali c
Moore p

And the Jays lineup:
Pillar cf
Donaldson 3b
Bautista rf
Encarnacion dh
Tulowitzki ss
Colabello 1b
Martin c
Carrerra lf
Barney 2b
Happ p

 

DEVELOPING: After Tuesday's controversial ending on a walkoff replay reversal on the first enforcement of the new second-base slide rule, the Rays are back on the field for a 1:10 matinee in the finale of the season-opening four-game series with the Jays.

LHP Matt Moore, who had an impressive spring training to follow up on his strong September after returning from Tommy John elbow surgery, will be on the mound for the Rays. LHP J.A. Happ will start for the Jays, which should allow the Rays to use several of their right-handed hitters who have yet to see much, if any, action.

It also will be interesting to see the reaction today from Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, who was quite upset last night after the game.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:06pm]

    

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