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For starters: Rays vs. Tigers, with Archer pitching



UPDATE, 5;25: Maddon said the key to beating Verlander will be as much about how Archer pitches as anything the Rays hitters do. Maddon also said he doesn't want rookie OF Wil Myers to feel any more pressure without Longoria in the lineup.

UPDATE, 5:22: With Longoria sidelined, the Rays will start Kelly Johnson at 3B tonight and moved James Loney into the cleanup spot.

Rays lineup:
Joyce lf
Jennings cf
Zobrist 2b
Loney 1b
Myers rf
Scott dh
Escobar ss
Molina c
Johnson 3b
Archer p

Tigers lineup:
Jackson cf
Dirks lf
Cabrera 3b
Fielder 1b
Martinez dh
Peralta ss
Kelly rf
Infante 2b
Pena c
Verlander p

DEVELOPING: The Rays will try again against the Tigers tonight, sending rookie RHP Chris Archer to the mound against former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander.

The Rays are coming off a tough loss, in which they had 3B Evan Longoria leave the game due to an irritation the of plantar fasciitis issue in his right foot. An update is expected today.

Lineups when available.



[Last modified: Saturday, June 29, 2013 5:26pm]


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