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For starters, Rays vs. Red Sox, on Alex Cobb's day

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UPDATE, 12:37: The Rays announced the three players who will be called up Monday when rosters expand - RHP Steve Geltz, RHP Brandon Gomes and C Curt Casali. Also, OF David DeJesus will be reinstated from the DL. The Rays will have to make room on the 40-man roster to add Geltz.

Also, Maddon had said Saturday he was looking to give Zobrist a day off and that Jennings probably needed at least one more day.

Red Sox lineup:
Holt 2b
Betts cf
Ortiz dh
Cespedes lf
Napoli 1b
Nava rf
Middlebrooks 3b
Bogaerts ss
Vazquez c
Buchholz p

 

UPDATE, 12:31: Escobar is back in the Rays lineup, Jennings is not and Ben Zobrist is getting a day off:

Rays lineup:
Kiermaier cf
Guyer lf
Joyce rf
Longoria 3b
Loney dh
Forsythe 2b
Escobar ss
Molina c
S-Rod 1b
Cobb p

DEVELOPING: After Jake Odorizzi, Jeff Beliveau and Kirby Yates combined to hold the Red Sox to one hit in a 7-0 win on Saturday, the Rays will hand the ball today to Alex Cobb, trying to improve their slim playoff hopes.

Despite a rough outing in Baltimore on Tuesday, Cobb is 7-0, 2.14 over his last 11 starts, and has allowed two or fewer runs in his last nine. He is 2-2, 4.19 in seven starts against the Sox.

The Red Sox are starting RHP Clay Buchholz, who is having a rough all-around year as the lone veteran left in the Boston rotation.

The Rays are expected to be without CF Desmond Jennings again today, as he rests a bruised left knee. SS Yunel Escobar may be back in the lineup after getting Saturday off following a rough week in which he made three throwing errors and a number of other misplays and missed plays.

Lineups when available.

 

 

[Last modified: Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:37pm]

    

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