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FOR STARTERS: RAYS AT INDIANS, IN A MATINEE

UPDATE, 11:11: Maddon said he'd expect to play Fuld in center again on Friday, with Joyce in left and Zobrist in right. Sean Rodriguez might get a start at second ahead of Elliot Johnson. ... Shields seemed quit upbeat in the clubhouse despite the early start. ... J.P. Howell came through Wednesday's game at Durham with no issues and is set to go tonight in the second game of the back-to-back part of his rehab from May 2010 shoulder surgery.

Here is the Indians lineup, again without CF Grady Sizemore:

Brantley cf

A. Cabrera ss

Choo rf

Santana c

Hafner dh

O. Cabrera 2b

Duncan lf

LaPorta 1b

Hannahan 3b

Masterson p

UPDATE, 10:17: Here is the Rays Upton-less lineup:

Fuld cf

Zobrist rf

Damon dh

Longoria 3b

Joyce lf

Kotchman 1b

E. Johnson 2b

Brignac ss

Shoppach c

Shields p

DEVELOPING: The Rays are getting ready for today's matinee game against the Indians that wraps up their roadtrip.

RHP James Shields will be on the mound against Cleveland's Justin Masterson.

The Rays will be without CF B.J. Upton, who is serving the first of his two-game suspension stemming from his May 4 ejection. Sam Fuld is expected to be in centerfield and Matt Joyce in leftfield, with Elliot Johnson at second base.

Posted by Marc Topkin at 10:01:26 am on May 12, 2011

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