For starters, Rays vs. Indians

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April

UPDATE, 3:45: The Rays lineup - of course - has a different look today, with Matt Joyce at DH.

The lineup:

Jennings cf
Fuld lf
Zobrist rf,
Longoria 3b,
Joyce DH,
Escobar ss,
Loney 1b,
Lobaton c,
Johnson 2b,
Moore p

Also, the Rays put RHP Jeff Niemann on the 15-day DL with shoulder soreness and brougth up RHP Brandon Gomes.

DEVELOPING: The Rays, having lost two of three to the Orioles in a season-opening series, will host the Indians tonight at Tropicana Field.

Cleveland has a much-different look, starting with manager Terry Francona, as well as new additions OF Nick Swisher, CF Michael Bourn, OF Drew Stubbs and 1B Mark Reynolds.

LHP Matt Moore will start for the Rays, saying he believed he finally put it all together in his final spring training outing. He's a traditionally slow starter, a 4.52 ERA in April in May in his six-year pro career, but hopes to begin to put that reputation to rest.

The Indians will counter with 6-foot-6 RHP Zach McAllister, who is entering his second season, but has been tough against the Rays (1-0 with a .77 ERA in two career starts).

In injury news, DH Luke Scott (calf strain) has said he plans to start testing it with more activity today, probably some hitting.

Lineups, and more, to come.

[Last modified: Friday, April 5, 2013 3:47pm]

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