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For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, looking for two in a row

Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays, with the challenge of getting through what have been problematic first innings.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays, with the challenge of getting through what have been problematic first innings.

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UPDATE, 5:55: OF/DH Corey Dickerson is out again due to a sore left thumb but could be used off the  bench. ... With RHP Alex Colome now on the DL, the Rays will mix and match at the back end of games, Cash said. ... LHP Enny Romero's sore left hand is better and he is available tonight. ... OF Brandon Guyer (hamstring) is playing another rehab game for the Stone Crabs but doesn't seem likely to be activated for Wednesday's matinee. .. OF Steven Souza Jr. (hamstring) took batting practice and ran, but is not yet scheduled to start a rehab assignment. He could hit on Thursday when RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) throws his third and potentially final live batting practice. 

Rays lineup:

Forsythe 2b,
Miller SS,
Longoria 3b,
Morrison 1b,
Jennings cf,
Arcia RF,
Motter lf,
Franklin DH,
Conger DH,
Archer p

Red Sox lineup:
Betts rf
Pedroia 2b
Ortiz dh
Ramirez 1b
Bradley Jr. cf
Shaw 3b
Brentz lf
Vazquez c
Hernandez ss
Porcello p


UPDATE, 3:16: Three Rays prospects, all currently with AA Montgomery, were named to the All-Star Futures Game, RHP Ryne Stanek to the U.S. team, SS Willy Adame and RHP Chi-Wei Hu to the World team. Also selected was athletic trainer Joe Benge.

DEVELOPING: After snapping their 11-game losing streak on Monday night, the Rays are looking to make it two in a row tonight when they take on the Red Sox again at 7:10.

RHP Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays, with the challenge of getting through what have been problematic first innings. RHP Rick Porcello is starting for the Red Sox.

The Red Sox called up RHP Pat Light to add an extra arm to their bullpen.

Lineups when available.

Also, RHP Andrew Bellatti, designated for assignment on Friday, cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Durham.

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:00pm]

    

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