For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, seeking series win
UPDATE, 12:23: Cash said they opted to give Duffy today off so he has three days off his feet, having been the DH on Tuesday, as part of the maintenance for his left Achilles. ... Cash said the Rays may not announce their call-ups until Friday.... Drew Smyly comes into today's start with a 20 1/3 inning scoreless streak against the Red Sox. ... The Rays are still planning on flying home to Tampa after today's game but travel director Chris Westmoreland has several contingencies plans in the works as well.
Red Sox lineup:
UPDATE, 10:29: The Rays have Beckham at SS again today, with Brad Miller getting a DH day and Logan Morrison a start at 1B. Morrison, a free agent at the end of the year, would have seemed a potential trade candidate by today's deadline for postseason eligibility, but his inclusion in the lineup would indicate nothing is pending.
DEVELOPING: After Tuesday's tense 4-3 win, the Rays wrap up their series with the Red Sox today with a 1:35 matinee.
LHP Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays, knuckleballer RHP Steven Wright for the Red Sox.
The Rays are 7-8 against the Red Sox this season.
The Rays are planning to head home after the game, in advance of a weekend series with the Blue Jays, but the weather could impact their plans.
Lineups when available.