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For starters: Rays vs. Astros, looking to get even

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryne Stanek throws during the second inning of the Rays game against the Astros on Thursday. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryne Stanek throws during the second inning of the Rays game against the Astros on Thursday. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
Published Jun. 30, 2018
Updated Jun. 30, 2018

UPDATE, 1:44: Font could be out up to 8 weeks, Cash said, which is obviously disappointing all around. … Cash said they are not likely to name, call up or acquire a starter to replace Font, more likely will wait for Archer ro come off the DL in the next week or two and cover with more bullpen day shifts. …. Wood was indeed called up, with reports from Triple-A indicating he was throwing better and could be effective  over multi-inning stints.

Here is the Rays linuep, with Adames getting a day off:
Kiermaier cf
Duffy 3b
Bauers dh
Ramos c
Wendle lf
Robertson 2b
Cron 1b
Gomez rf
Hechavarria ss
Stanek p

And here is the Astros lineup:
Springer rf
Bregman 3b
Altuve 2b
Gattis dh
Reddick lf
White 1b
Gonzalez ss
McCann c
Marisnick cf
Verlander p

DEVELOPING: After hanging on to beat the Astros 3-2 on Friday, the  Rays are looking to get back to .500 today when they host the Astros again at 4:10.

To do so, they'll have to beat them with ace RHP Justin Verlander on the mound, which they did June 19 in Houston.

The Rays, meanwhile, are going with RHP Ryne Stanek as the opener for the second time three games as they again scramble to adjust their pitching staff  after losing starter RHP Wilmer Font to a lat strain on Friday.

Font is expected to be placed on the DL today, with RHP Hunter Wood a likely replacement from Triple-A.

RHP Matt Andriese and LHP Vidal Nuno are the likely candidates to work innings behind Stanek.

The Rays were last at .500 on June 1 when they were 28-28 after a 13-inning loss at Seattle.

Lineups when available.