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For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, facing an old friend

The Rays actually have done well against Price since trading him to the Tigers in July 21, 2014, as he has a 1-2, 4.26 mark against them,

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The Rays actually have done well against Price since trading him to the Tigers in July 21, 2014, as he has a 1-2, 4.26 mark against them,

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UPDATE, 12:01: Archer said today he is not worried about his slow start and confident the "root" of his problems are tied to trying to be too fine with his pitches. ... Cash said both Guyer and Pearce eventiually will get some starts vs. RHPs, but at this point he wants to stick to the original plan because it is so early in the season and there have been so many off-days.

 

UPDATE, 10:33: Rays lineup, as expected, heavy with right-handed hitters:

Forsythe 2b,
Guyer lf,
Longoria 3b,
Pearce 1b,
Jennings dh,
Souza rf,
Beckham ss,
Kiermaier cf,
Casali c,
Odorizzi p

And the Red Sox lineup:

Betts RF,
Pedroia 2B,
Bogaerts SS,
Ortiz DH,
Ramirez 1B,
Shaw 3B,
Holt LF,
Vazquez C,
Bradley Jr. CF,
Price p

DEVELOPING: After Chris Archer's latest struggles led to a 7-3 Wednesday loss to the Red Sox, the Rays wrap up their series against the Red Sox with a 1:35 p.m.

And if they want to leave on a winning note, they will have to beat their former ace, David Price.

The Rays actually have done well against Price since trading him to the Tigers in July 21, 2014, as he has a 1-2, 4.26 mark against them,

With Price starting, the Rays are expected to use their right-hand heavy lineup, with Bradon Guyer, Tim Beckham and Steve Pearce involved.

Lineups when available.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:14pm]

    

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