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For starters: Rays vs. Indians, with Moore on the mound

Matt Moore will be on the mound for the Rays, taking on 2014 Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Matt Moore will be on the mound for the Rays, taking on 2014 Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber.

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UPDATE, 5:35: RHPs Alex Cobb and Chase Whitley took the next step in their recoveries from May 2015 Tommy John elbow surgeries by throwing off the mound for the first time today. "A pretty big day,'' said Cobb. They are aiming for late July returns to the majors. ... Cash said the Rays will wait until later in the week to decide whether to drop in a fifth starter on Friday or Saturday, and whether it will be Erasmo Ramirez coming out of the bullpen or a callup. ... Cash had some fun poking at his good friend Terry Francona, the Indians manager. Asked who was messier when they lived together in spring training during Cash's two years as a coach, Cash said, "He's messier than my son - and he's 3!''

UPDATE, 5:33: Here is the lineup for the Indians, who went through pretty much a full workout earlier at the Trop, having had three games postponed due to weather already and played only four:

Davis cf
Kipnis 2b
Lindor ss
Napoli 1b
Santana dh
Gomes c
Byrd rf
Uribe 3b
Ramirez lf
Kluber p

UPDATE, 3:11: Rays lineup same as opening day and somewhat "normal,' except for the pitcher:

Forsythe 2b,
Morrison 1b,
Longoria 3b,
Dickerson dh,
Jennings lf,
Miller ss,
Souza rf,
Kiermaier cf,
Conger c,
Moore p

DEVELOPING: After their third day in the last five without a game, the Rays open a six-game homestand tonight against the Indians.

Matt Moore will be on the mound for the Rays, taking on 2014 Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber.

Kluber is the first of a string of top-notch pitchers the Rays will face this week, followed by Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar of the Indians, and then likely Chris Sale and Jose Quintana from the White Sox.

"It should be a pretty good pitching matchup, because we're going to see some of their big guys and I like how we're lined up too,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

Lineups when available.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 5:37pm]

    

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