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For starters, Rays at A's, looking for a first-time sweep

UPDATE, 3:00: Loney remained adamant this morning that he did nothing wrong in getting ejected on Saturday, and was not concerned about potential disciplinary action for making contact. Cash said they would wait to hear from MLB in the next few days. ... The Rays have made 24 trips to Oakland over their 18 seasons and have never swept a series. so today could be the first. ... The Rays have played 5 straight one-run games for the first time since doing six in a row in September 2010. ... Cash said they feel strongly Alex Colome can continue his ascension as a high-leverage reliever but also continue to have confidence in RHP Brad Boxberger. ... Sounds like the Rays will look into the availabilty of Fernando Rodney, who was DFA'd by Seattle, but it is not a high priority.

UPDATE, 2:55: The Rays lineup has an extremely different look today, as OFs Desmond Jennings and Kevin Kiermaier are both getting the day off, John Jaso is hitting cleanup and playing leftfield, and James Loney has been dropped to seventh in the order in what manager Kevin Cash said was an attempt to get him going better.

Rays lineup:
Sizemore dh
Nava rf
Longoria 3b
Jaso lf
Forsythe 2b
Cabrera ss
Loney 1b
Guyer cf
Rivera c
Odorizzi p

A's lineup:
Burns cf
Canha 1b
Reddick rf
Valencia 3b
Vogt c
Lawrie 2b
Butler dh
Sogard ss
Fuld lf
Graveman p

DEVELOPING: After coming back Saturday to win in in the ninth inning for the first time this season, the Rays take the field this afternoon in Oakland looking to make it a three-game sweep of the A's and salvage a .500 record on a trip that started so poorly.

RHP Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays; RHP Kendall Graveman for the A's.

The Rays head home after the game and open a week-long homestand against the contending Twins and Royals on Tuesday.

Lineups when available.

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