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2136453 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-08-14 19:03:56.0 UTC 2013-08-14T15:03:56.000-04:00 true for-starters-rays-vs-mariners-price-vs-losing-streak published 2013-08-14 21:05:58.0 UTC 2013-08-14T17:05:58.000-04:00 UPDATE, 5:05: Rays officials will be talking to and about LHP Matt Moore at around 5:30 today to decide whether he is set to return to the rotation on Saturday or if he needs more work. Moore threw 50-some pitches in a bullpen session today; he didn't look particularly sharp, but he often is not in the bullpen, and is said to have felt good afterwards. ... RHP Alex Cobb will be limited to about 90 pitches when he returns to the mound on Thursday. .. CF Desmond Jennings took about 10 swings at a ball on a tee today and said his broken left middle finger felt okay. Manager Joe Maddon said it was "looking pretty good actually" for Jennings to return when eligible on Monday. ... RHP Jesse Crain (shoulder strain) played catch again and though Maddon said there was no timetable yet for him to start throwiing he is "progressing well.'' ... And for what it's worth, former Rays OF Delmon Young refused an assignment to Triple-A with the Phillies and was released. If the Rays are looking for a right-handed hitter, he could be a potential fit. UPDATE, 4:59: The Rays lineup is quite similar to last night: Zobrist 2b Joyce rf Longoria 3b Myers cf Loney 1b Escobar ss Scott dh Molina c Johnson lf Price p DEVELOPING: The Rays try to put an end to their six-game losing streak tonight and they will have David Price on the mound. The Rays lost all five on their west coast road trip and then the first game of their homestand to the Mariners on Tuesday. The losing streak is their longest since the start of the 2011 season. Price has been pitching very well since coming off the DL on July 2, though said his last outing - which resulted in a no-decision when the Rays blew a big lead Friday in L.A. - was his least sharp. The Mariners are starting veteran Aaron Harang, who is 5-10 with a 5.79 ERA. Lineups when available. Marc Topkin rays For starters: Rays vs. Mariners, Price vs. losing streak 1 David Price has been pitching very well since coming off the DL on July 2. /resources/images/blogs-photo/2013/07/price071213.jpg JAMES BORCHUCK | Times /resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2013/07/price071213_4col.jpg/resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2013/07/price071213_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/rays/2013/08/14/1376507328-for-starters-rays-vs-mariners-price-vs-losing-streak BlogArticle 2013-08-14 19:08:46.0 UTC 2013-08-14T15:08:46.000-04:00 UPDATE, 5:05: Rays officials will be talking to and about LHP Matt Moore at around 5:30 today to decide whether he is set to return to the rotation on Saturday or if he needs more work. Moore threw 50-some pitches in a bullpen session today; he didn't look particularly sharp, but he often is not in the bullpen, and is said to have felt good afterwards. ... RHP Alex Cobb will be limited to about 90 pitches when he returns to the mound on Thursday. .. CF Desmond Jennings took about 10 swings at a ball on a tee today and said his broken left middle finger felt okay. Manager Joe Maddon said it was "looking pretty good actually" for Jennings to return when eligible on Monday. ... RHP Jesse Crain (shoulder strain) played catch again and though Maddon said there was no timetable yet for him to start throwiing he is "progressing well.'' ... And for what it's worth, former Rays OF Delmon Young refused an assignment to Triple-A with the Phillies and was released. If the Rays are looking for a right-handed hitter, he could be a potential fit.Marc Topkin 380332 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 marc-topkin published 2013-02-18 17:30:43.0 UTC 2013-02-18T12:30:43.000-05:00 Marc Topkin <p>Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the <i>Times</i> since 1987 &mdash; from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33745506 Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the Times since 1987 — from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8801</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:topkin@tampabay.com">topkin@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/rays/">The Heater</a></p> <p>Twitter: @TBTimes_Rays</p> <div style="position: absolute; left: -40px; top: -25px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" data-mce-bogus="1" class="mcePaste" id="_mcePaste"></div> 1 /resources/images/bio-photo/2012/topkin.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745506-marc-topkin AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 2281660 2016-06-14 21:15:24.0 UTC 2 Months Ago for-starters-lineups-for-tonights-rays-vs-astros rays For starters: Lineups for tonight's Rays vs Mariners BlogArticle 2281907 2016-06-16 13:42:23.0 UTC 2 Months Ago for-starters-rays-vs-mariners-on-blake-snell-day rays For starters: Rays vs. Mariners; Longoria out, Souza to DL BlogArticle 2290370 2016-08-20 18:07:29.0 UTC 1 Week Ago for-starters-rays-vs-rangers-needing-to-be-better rays For starters: Rays vs. Rangers, with no Kiermaier BlogArticle <p><b>UPDATE, 5:05:</b> Rays officials will be talking to and about LHP Matt Moore at around 5:30 today to decide whether he is set to return to the rotation on Saturday or if he needs more work. Moore threw 50-some pitches in a bullpen session today; he didn't look particularly sharp, but he often is not in the bullpen, and is said to have felt good afterwards. ... RHP Alex Cobb will be limited to about 90 pitches when he returns to the mound on Thursday. .. CF Desmond Jennings took about 10 swings at a ball on a tee today and said his broken left middle finger felt okay. Manager Joe Maddon said it was &quot;looking pretty good actually&quot; for Jennings to return when eligible on Monday. ... RHP Jesse Crain (shoulder strain) played catch again and though Maddon said there was no timetable yet for him to start throwiing he is &quot;progressing well.'' ... And for what it's worth, former Rays OF Delmon Young refused an assignment to Triple-A with the Phillies and was released. If the Rays are looking for a right-handed hitter, he could be a potential fit.</p> <p><b>UPDATE, 4:59</b>: The Rays lineup is quite similar to last night:<br />Zobrist 2b<br />Joyce rf<br />Longoria 3b<br />Myers cf<br />Loney 1b<br />Escobar ss<br />Scott dh<br />Molina c<br />Johnson lf<br />Price p</p> <p><b>DEVELOPING:</b> The Rays try to put an end to their six-game losing streak tonight and they will have David Price on the mound.</p> <p>The Rays lost all five on their west coast road trip and then the first game of their homestand to the Mariners on Tuesday.</p> <p>The losing streak is their longest since the start of the 2011 season.</p> <p>Price has been pitching very well since coming off the DL on July 2, though said his last outing - which resulted in a no-decision when the Rays blew a big lead Friday in L.A. - was his least sharp.</p> <p>The Mariners are starting veteran Aaron Harang, who is 5-10 with a 5.79 ERA.</p> <p>Lineups when available.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:30:28