For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, on Archer day
UPDATE, 5:55: Cash said just a day off for Duffy, was they want to limit him to 4-5 in a row since he is coming off the Achilles injury. ... The Rays will wait for RHP Alex Cobb to get back from Norfolk and talk with him about whether he will make another rehab start on Saturday or rejoin the rotation this weekend.
Here is the Rays lineup:
Red Sox lineup:
DEVELOPING: After losing to the Red Sox and old friend David Price on Monday, the Rays have RHP Chris Archer on the mound tonight for the second of the four-game series.
Archer has been pitching better of late, 3-4, 3.06 since the All-Star break, a drop of more than 1.5 runs from his first half numbers. The bad news is that he is 1-9, 5.82 in 14 games vs. the Red Sox, including 0-3, 8.10 in three starts this season.
The Red Sox are starting RHP Clay Buchholz, who is filling in for injured RHP Steven Wrigth, who is 2-8, 5.95 in 15 starts and was bumped to the bullpen.
One ongoing subject of conversation was the home-run robbing catch by Red Sox rookie OF Andrew Benintendi, who leapt over the short wall in the leftfield corner.
Lineups when available.