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For starters: Rays vs. Mariners, with another new look

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August

UPDATE, 5:12: Cash said the experiment of having Longoria hit 2nd is over, that they didn't get the "immediate results" they were looking for and he will go back to the No. 3 slot he is more comfortable with. ... Also, Kevin Kiermaier will stay at the top of the order as the primary leadoff hitter. ... Cash said RHP Alex Cobb looked good throwing live batting practice to a couple of minor-leaguers and then more in the bullpen, and they expect him to rejoin the rotation against the Jays next week. ... Cash said RHP Matt Andriese was "fine" after being hit on the left ankle by a ball two pitches into his rehab game Friday, but as a result will need to make two more starts in the minors, which pushs his return back to around Sept. 2.

DEVELOPING: Having lost 11 of their last 14 games and dropping to a season-worst four games under .500 at 60-64, the Rays continue to search for ways to get out of their extended offensive slump.

And with the M's starting LHP Ariel Miranda today, that means another new look to the lineup, which includes having struggling lefty hitters Corey Dickerson, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison on the bench.

The Rays are starting RHP Jake Odorizzi, hoping to build on the way he finished his last game.

Both pitchers have given up a lot of homers this season.

Here is the Rays lineup:
Kiermaier cf,
Bourjos lf,
Longoria DH,
Souza RF,
Ramos c,
Duda 1b,
Plouffe 3b,
Hechavarria SS,
Robertson 2b,
Odorizzi p

And here is the Mariners lineup:
Segura ss
Alonso 1b
Cano 2b
Cruz dh
Seager 3b
Haniger rf
Gamel lf
Heredia cf
Zunino c
Miranda p

 

[Last modified: Saturday, August 19, 2017 5:15pm]

    

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