For starters: Rays vs. Royals, with Cobb pitching
UPDATE, 2:31: Maddon said Longoria, bothered by plantar fasciitis in his right foot, is likely to DH again Sunday and then return to 3B on Tuesday in Boston, at least for one of the games of the split doubleheader. ... Though the Rays haven't announced their plans for Tuesday, expect RHP Alex Colome to start one of the games. Either RHP Jeremy Hellickson or RHP Chris Archer will pitch the other game on Tuesday, and the other one will start Wednesday. ... Details of LHP Dvid Price's rehab assignment should be set by Sunday.
UPDATE, 2:24: The Rays lineup has - another - different look, as Luke Scott makes his first start in leftfield, a move manager Joe Maddon said was to get his bat in the lineup with Evan Longoria again the DH. Also Kelly Johnson, mired in a 3-for-33 slump he attributes to bad timing, was dropped in the order.
And the Royals lineup:
DEVELOPING: The struggling Rays will take on the Royals again this afternoon, hoping RHP Alex Cobb can stop a skid that has seen them lose three straight and five of six, and in which pitching has been their problem.
LHP Matt Moore on Saturday was the latest starter to fail them on Friday. Today, they turn to Cobb, who had been their most consistent starter until struggling in his last outing.
3B Evan Longoria is expected to be back at DH today, the result of a painful plantar faciitis problem in his right foot.
The Royals are starting RHP Jeremy Guthrie, who has been an impressive 7-3, 3.60.
Two other problems for the Rays:
* They are 1-for-22 with runners in scoring position over their last three games.
* They can't stop former teammate Elliot Johnson, who, as a Royal, is hitting .545 (8-for-15) against them with three extra base hits.
Lineups when available.