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For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, on Blake Snell’s bump day

Rays ace is on the mound as team goes for sixth straight win and extend its franchise best start.

UPDATE, 2:05: Asked if there were any weaknesses with Snell his hitters could exploit, Montoyo said “there’s one ... not many people have seen it though,” then joked he couldn’t say with a Tampa Bay reporter present because word would get back to Snell. ... The matchup will create a house divided for the Montoyos, as his son Alex is close with and a huge fan of Snell. "He loves Blake, but I’m guessing he loves me a little bit more.'' ... Cash said he changed the lineup Friday, and stuck with it today, because he wanted to alternate left- and right-handed hitters to prevent Montoyo from using one of his lefty relievers against a string of hitters. ... Sounds like both De Leon and Honeywell threw well in extended spring today in first game action since spring 2018 Tommy John surgery, both clocked in the 91-94 mph range.

Here is the Jays lineup:

Galvis ss

Smoak dh

Hernandez lf

Grichuk cf

Gurriel 2b

Drury 3b

Tellez 1b

Hanson rf

Maile c

Buchholz p

DEVELOPING: The Rays have ace Blake Snell on the mound today as they look to extend their winning streak to six and their franchise-best start of 11-3. Snell has been on a roll since his opening day loss, allowing one run in 13 innings to the Rockies and White Sox while striking out 24. He is 4-2, 3.00 in eight games against the Jays, 3-1, 2.86 in five in Toronto.

The Jays are starting veteran RH Clay Buchholz. who make his first appearance with them after signing following an injury shortened 2018 season with Arizona.

Here is the Rays lineup, quite similar to what they used in Friday’s 11-7 win:

Meadows rf

Pham lf

Choi 1b

Diaz 3b

Lowe 2b

Garcia dh

Kiermaier cf

Zunino c

Adames ss

Snell p



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