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For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, in another tough test



UPDATE, 3:37: Cash said one reason for Andriese's improvement has been doing a good job of following the game plan. ... Dickerson's improvement has been one of the bright spots of the final month, Cash said. ... Franklin said his previously strained left hamstring has improved enough to run the bases, and even to steal bases, but he will be limited to DH duty for now.

Rays lineup:
Forsythe 2b
Kiermaier cf
Longoria 3b
Miller 1b
Dickerson lf
Franklin dh
Mahtook rf
Ramirez ss
Casali c
Andriese p

Red Sox lineup
Pedroia 2b
Bogaerts ss
Ortiz dh
Betts rf
Ramirez 1b
Holt 3b
Young lf
Bradley cf
Leon c
Porcello p

DEVELOPING: After losing a tough 2-1 game on Friday, the Rays take on the AL East-leading Red Sox again tonight, and have to face 21-game winner Rick Porcello.

The Rays are starting RHP Matt Andriese, who seems to have rebounded after a long skid following his return from the bullpen to the rotation.

The Rays were beat last night by David Ortiz, who hit a two-run homer to continue what has been a remarkable farewell season. The Rays have a pre-game ceremony planned for Sunday.

Lineups when available.


[Last modified: Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:03pm]


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