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For starters: Rays vs. Rangers, with no Kiermaier

Jake Odorizzi, who has been not only the Rays' best pitcher since the All-Star break but one of the AL's top, will be on the mound.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Jake Odorizzi, who has been not only the Rays' best pitcher since the All-Star break but one of the AL's top, will be on the mound.

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UPDATE, 3:46: Neither CF Kevin Kiermaier, who left Friday's game with hip tightness, nor Forsythe is in the lineup. Forsythe said his back was feeling better, and Cash said he is available tonight and the plan is to have him back in the lineup Sunday. Kiermaier said he doesn't know what is wrong with his hip or how it happened, but he expects it to be just a couple days. ... Romero said not only is his back feeling better but he improved his mechanics. ... Cash said there was no update on LF Desmond Jennings, who remains idled by a sore left knee. ... Cash also had no info on the status of Nick Franklin, who was placed on the 7-day concussion DL.


Rays lineup:

Mahtook cf,
Dickerson LF,
Longoria 3b,
Miller 1b,
Duffy SS,
LoMo DH,
Beckham 2b,
Souza RF,
Maile c,
Odorizzi p

Rangers lineup:

Profar lf
Desmond cf
Beltran dh
Beltre 3b
Odor 2b
Lucroy c
Moreland 1b,
Mazara rf
Andrus ss
Griffin p

DEVELOPING: After a poorly played Friday game that manager Kevin Cash termed a "pretty disappointing effort,'' the Rays try again tonight against the AL-best Rangers.

RHP Jake Odorizzi, who has been not only the Rays' best pitcher since the All-Star break but one of the AL's top, will be on the mound. The Rangers are starting A.J. Griffin.

One question for the Rays today is whether 2B Logan Forsythe will be in the lineup after missing the last three games due to a sore back.

Another is who gets called up to replace INF/OF Nick Franklin, who went on the 7-day concussion DL after experiencing more symptons during a short stint in Friday's game.

Lineups when available.

 

[Last modified: Saturday, August 20, 2016 6:01pm]

    

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