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For starters, Rays at Phillies, with moving parts

It will be considerably warmer for tonight's game in Philly than durign their 2008 visit.

UPDATE, 4:30: Keppinger, as expected, went right back into the lineup at second base, which allowed the Rays to put Zobrist in rightfield:

Jennings lf

Pena 1b

Upton cf

Keppinger 2b

Zobrist rf

S-Rod 3b

Molina c

Johnson ss

Shields p

BREAKING: The Rays are back in Philadelphia for what looks to be a busy afternoon of transactions before tonight's game against the Phillies.

Ace James Shields will be on the mound for the Rays, opposing the thus-far winless Cliff Lee.

The Rays are facing several roster questions:

* They need to create a roster spot for INF Jeff Keppinger, who is set to come off the DL.

* They seem likely to put OF Matt Joyce on the DL with a stiff back.

* Reliever Brandon Gomes is here at Citizens Bank Park running in the outfield, and he could only be brought back if there was an injury.

* Reliever Joel Peralta may be set to drop the appeal of his eight-game suspension, which would make sense if Peralta is going to be out.

Phillies lineup:

Rollins ss

Pierre lf

Pence rf

Ruiz c

Wigginton 1b

Polanco 3b

Mayberry cf

Martinez 2b

Lee p

Posted by Marc Topkin at 3:19:10 pm on June 22, 2012

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