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UPDATED: For starters, Rays at Reds, with Ramos to start Sunday

Published Apr. 14, 2014

UPDATE, 6:05: The Rays will start LHP Cesar Ramos on Sunday, but are expected to call up LHP Erik Bedard and have him work out of the bullpen, essentially taking Ramos' place as the long reliever.

As for today's game, manager Joe Maddon said he started Matt Joyce ahead of David DeJesus in LF, and batted him third, because he has been swinging a hot bat.

Here are the lineups:


Zobrist 2b

Jennings cf

Joyce lf

Longoria 3b

Loney 1b

Myers rf

Escobar ss

Molina c

Price p


Hamilton cf

Phillips 2b

Votto 1b

Ludwick lf

Bruce rf

Frazier 3b

Mesoraco c

Cozart ss

Cueto p

DEVELOPING: The Rays open their first interleague series of the season tonight in Cincinnati along the banks of the Ohio River.

Ace David Price will be on the mound against Reds' RHP Johnny Cueto.

The Rays made it official earlier today in calling up OF Kevin Kiermaier, who takes the place of reliever Jeff Beliveau (who took the place of injured starter Matt Moore) to give them an extra position player at least for the first two games of the NL rules series.

The Rays are expected to announce today their starter for Sunday, picking between long reliever Cesar Ramos and veteran Erik Bedard, who is at Triple-A.

Dave Parker is expected to visit the Rays clubhouse today.