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Rays vs. Orioles lineups for Sunday’s series finale

Ryan Yarbrough was called up to work bulk innings behind opener Ryne Stanek; the O’s summoned Tom Eshelman to start.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough celebrates the final out of the 18th inning against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. The Rays won 5-2. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough celebrates the final out of the 18th inning against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. The Rays won 5-2. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Published Jul. 14, 2019
Updated Jul. 14, 2019

UPDATE, 12:10: Cash Duffy (hamstring) continues to feel good on rehab, will be off today and stay with Triple-A at least to start week. They wanted him to get 25-30 at-bats on this rehab, he’s at 21 now. ... McKay is headed back to Durham, could slot back into rotation next weekend. (10-day rule isn’t reset by 26th man appearance Saturday). Cash said it’s unclear if he’ll hit this week with Durham since he hasn’t done so in a while. ... Cash said Yarbrough has had a bit of a Jekyll & Hyde season, that a key today will be cutting some balls in on righty hitters and keeping them from getting barrels to his pitches. ... Cash said rookie slugger N. Lowe “has certainly done some things that are pushing the envelope” but also noted the need to get Choi going. With potential for Duffy and B. Lowe to be activated soon, Cash said "Probably some foreseeable tough decisions coming down here soon''

DEVELOPING: After salvaging a split of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader by hitting a team-record tying six homers in the 12-4 nightcap win, the Rays are looking to make it three of four from the majors-worst Orioles in today’s series finale.

They have Ryne Stanek set to work as the opener, and recalled Ryan Yarbrough from Triple-A Durham to handle the bulk innings. Yarbrough pitched once during his latest stint in Durham, and not well.

The Orioles, who on Saturday traded scheduled starter Andrew Cashner to the Red Sox, called up Tom Eshelman to start. Eshelman made his debut against the Rays earlier this month.

The Rays leave after the game, by train, for New York, where they open a four-game series with the division leaders.

Here is the Rays lineup, with rookie Nate Lowe, who’s hit five homers in his last six games, in the cleanup spot:

Meadows rf

Pham lf

Kiermaier cf

N. Lowe dh

Brosseau 3b

Choi 1b

Adames ss

Wendle 2b

Zunino c

Stanek p

And here is the Orioles lineup:

Villar 2b

Santander lf

Mancini rf

Nunez dh

Severino c

Davis 1b

Alberto 3b

Wilkerson cf

Martin ss

Eshelman p




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