Rays vs. A’s lineups, with Yonny Chirinos looking for another strong start

Chirinos threw eight scoreless innings in his last appearance.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos will be starting today's 12:10 home game against Oakland. (ALLIE GOULDING | Times)
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos will be starting today's 12:10 home game against Oakland. (ALLIE GOULDING | Times)
Published June 12

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays will close out their three-game series with Oakland with a 12:10 start today at Tropicana Field.

Yonny Chirinos (7-2, 2.87 ERA) will be starting for Tampa Bay in his first appearance since throwing eight shutout innings at Boston on Friday. He sent down the first 15 batters he faced that game.

“You can see the confidence really probably at an all-time high, just with the results of his performances,” manager Kevin Cash said.

Lefty Brett Anderson (6-4, 3.98) will be starting for the A’s.

Two quick injury updates: Cash said Austin Meadows is a little sore but fine after fouling a ball off his right foot Tuesday night. Meadows is in the lineup at DH.

Joey Wendle will be evaluated by the Rays’ training staff here later today. “We’ll see where we’re at today after the game,” Cash said. Wendle (broken right wrist) has been out since April 25 and played his fourth rehab game for Triple-A Durham on Tuesday.

Today’s lineups:

Rays

Yandy Diaz 1B

Tommy Pham LF

Austin Meadows DH

Avisail Garcia RF

Travis d’Arnaud C

Willy Adames SS

Daniel Robertson 2B

Guillermo Heredia CF

Christian Arroyo 3B

Yonny Chirinos RHP

Oakland

Marcus Semien SS

Matt Chapman 3B

Matt Olson 1B

Khris Davis DH

Stephen Piscotty RF

Robbie Grossman LF

Ramon Laureano CF

Jurickson Profar 2B

Beau Taylor C

Brett Anderson LHP

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