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For Starters: Rays home to get back to winning on the road in Oakland

Charlie Morton starts for Tampa Bay as the Rays open a four-game series in Athletics.
ALLIE GOULDING   |   Times
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) pitches at the top of the third inning during the game against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
ALLIE GOULDING | Times Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) pitches at the top of the third inning during the game against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
Published Jun. 20, 2019

OAKLAND -- The Rays will look to Charlie Morton to get the team back on track tonight in Oakland after being swept at Yankee Stadium.

While the big Rays-related news of the day has been off the field: The Rays have received permission from Major League Baseball to explore the possibility of playing splitting home games between Tampa Bay and Montreal.

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Meanwhile, the Rays are going through their worst stretch of the season on the field. They are 2-8 in their last 10 and 8-11 in June.

Here are tonight's starting lineups:

Rays

Austin Meadows DH

Tommy Pham LF

Brandon Lowe 2B

Avisail Garcia RF

Ji-Man Choi 1B

Kevin Kiermaier CF

Willy Adames SS

Joey Wendle 3B

Mike Zunino C

Charlie Morton RHP

A's

Marcus Semien SS

Matt Chapman 3B

Matt Olson 1B

Khris Davis DH

Ramon Laureano CF

Robbie Grossman LF

Stephen Piscotty RF

Jurickson Profar 2B

Josh Phegley C

Frankie Montas RHP