For starters: Rays vs. Jays, Cy vs. Cy

The stage for tonight's game is a rare matchup between the reigning Cy Young Award winners, the Rays David Price, pictured, and the Jays' R.A. Dickey.

JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

The stage for tonight's game is a rare matchup between the reigning Cy Young Award winners, the Rays David Price, pictured, and the Jays' R.A. Dickey.

UPDATE, 5:48: The Rays have five left-handed bats in the lineup tonight vs. Dickey, whose speciality is a hard knuckleball:

The lineup:
Jennings cf
Johnson lf
Zobrist 2b
Longoria 3b
Loney 1b
Joyce rf
Scott dh
Molina c
Escobar ss
Price p

And the Jays lineup, with 8 righthanders vs. Price:
Davis lf
Cabrera dh
Bautista rf
Encarnacion 1b
DeRosa 2b
Lawrie 3b
Rasmus cf
Izturis ss
Blanco c
Dickey p

 

DEVELOPING: For all the drama of the week, what with the blown leads, J.A. Happ's injury and manager Joe Maddon's protestations, the Rays have a chance to split their four-game series with the Jays and move back closer to .500.

The stage for tonight's game is a rare matchup between the reigning Cy Young Award winners, the Rays David Price vs. the Jays R.A. Dickey.

Neither has pitched well this season combining for just three wins.

The Rays have been scoring well, but the problem has been the pitching, the rotation and the bullpen.

The Rays are not taking batting practice today. so the clubhouse doesn't open until 3:40.

Lineups shortly.

 

[Last modified: Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:51pm]

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