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For starters, Rays vs. Pirates on Archer's day

Chris Archer will be on the mound tonight against Pittsburgh lefty Jeff Locke.


Chris Archer will be on the mound tonight against Pittsburgh lefty Jeff Locke.



UPDATE, 6:33: The Rays are still deciding on a plan for Friday's doubleheader at Baltimore, but it's clear RHP Jeremy Hellickson is not ready to return and will make a fourth rehab start for Triple-A Durham. The Rays are expected to decide between callups Nathan Karns or Alex Colome; Jake Odorizzi will start the other game. .... LHP David Price acknowledged that the trade rumors are weighing on him, saying "that's why I've been in a bad mood the last week and a half."" Price said he ware thinking about the possibility of Wednesday being his last start as a Ray at the Trop, but it would not impact his preparations. ... INF Cole Figueroa, called up to replace injured Jerry Sands, was excited to be back, and may get a start as soon as Wednesday.

DEVELOPING: Still trying to turn around their season, the Rays take on the Pirates again tonight, with Chris Archer on the mound against lefty Jeff Locke.

The Rays made one change to their original lineup, scratching C Ryan Hanigan, who has a stiff neck, and starting Jose Molina.

Here are the lineups:

Rays lineup:
Jennings cf
Zobrist rf
Guyer lf
Longoria 3b
Loney 1b
Escobar ss
Rodriguez 2b
Forsythe dh
Molina c
Archer p

Pirates lineup:
Polanco rf
Marte lf
McCutchen cf
Walker 2b
Martin c
Davis 1b
Harrison 3b
Alvarez dh
Mercer ss
Locke p

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:36pm]


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