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Rays vs. Mariners lineups for Tuesday, looking to bounce back

After an ugly loss on Monday, Rays are counting on Jalen Beeks tonight in game two of the series vs. Seattle.
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jalen Beeks works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in San Diego. [GREGORY BULL | Associated Press] [GREGORY BULL, GREGORY BULL | AP]
Published Aug. 20
Updated Aug. 20

UPDATE, 5:56: Cash said the Rays are hoping Beeks can be aggressive and throw strikes from the start of his outing, and that between him and opener Diego Castillo that they can get the Rays deep into the game. ... Both Joey Wendle (wrist) and Brandon Lowe (bruised leg) are slated to play rehab games for Triple-A Durham tonight. ... Fraley is set to arrive before game time, coming from Seattle.

Here is the Mariners lineup:

Smith rf

Crawford ss

Nola 1b

Seager 3b

Murphy c

Narvaez dh

Lopes lf

Gordon 2b

Broxton cf

Wisler p

DEVELOPING: After an ugly 9-3 loss to the Mariners on Monday that led to the demotion of rookie starter Brendan McKay, the Rays are hoping to bounce back tonight in the second game of the series with the AL West trailing Mariners.

To do so, they likely will need a strong pitching performance from struggling lefty Jalen Beeks, who is slated to work bulk innings behind opener Diego Castillo, the hard-throwing right-hander. The Mariners are starting Matt Wisler as their opener, with lefty Tommy Milone slated for the bulk innings.

The Rays called up lefty reliever Hoby Milner to take McKay’s spot on the roster, and then are expected to call up Austin Pruitt to join the rotation later this week.

The Mariners called up former Rays prospect Jake Fraley, the outfielder traded with Mallex Smith in the deal for Mike Zunino and Guillermo Heredia, to make his major-league debut.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Meadows rf

Pham lf

Choi dh

d’Arnaud 1b

Duffy 3b

Sogard 2b

Adames ss

Kiermaier cf

Zunino c

Castillo p


  1. Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames, left, scores on a throwing error by Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger after a single by Jesus Aguilar, as catcher Will Smith goes after the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) MARK J. TERRILL  |  AP
    Rays 8, Dodgers 7 (11): A one-out rally in the 9th allows Rays to tie, then a Meadows homer in 11th puts them ahead to stay.
  2. Rays rookie starter Brendan McKay delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. MARK J. TERRILL  |  AP
    “Super cool” is how he describes the opportunity Wednesday against the Dodgers.
  3. Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Nate Lowe (35) is seen in the dugout during the third inning against Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, Sept. 07, 2019 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.   ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times
    Lowe make his fourth pro start at third in a critical game for Rays; Brendan McKay is on the mound.
  4. Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Colin Poche, shown pitching last month in Houston, has had a tough stretch at times,. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) MICHAEL WYKE  |  AP
    Rookie relievers, pitching in September for the first time, are high on that list, and it’s quite noticeable when they falter.
  5. Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Colin Poche leaves the field after giving up two runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) CHRIS CARLSON  |  AP
    Dodgers 7, Rays 5: Snell’s solid return aside, it was a lost night for Rays as rookie relievers Poche and Fairbanks struggled.
  6. Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham, right, connects for a double in front of Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos, left, during a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) MICHAEL WYKE  |  AP
    Rays Journal: Pham is dealing with right hand and elbow injuries that have limited his production: “It’s frustrating.”
  7. Picturesque Dodger Stadium, where Rays take on Dodgers tonight. MARC TOPKIN  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Rays visiting NL best in a YouTube only game, third visit to Dodger Stadium in seven years after none in first 15.
  8. Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) CHRIS CARLSON  |  AP
    With the team in the playoff hunt, Snell comes back with two perfect innings, striking out four, hitting 96 mph.
  9. Rays sensation Austin Meadows, right, and teammate Willy Adames will have plenty to celebrate if the Rays can make ground in the wild-card race this week. ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times
    The multi-step process starts with registering online for a “postseason ticket opportunity."
  10. Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez works against the Colorado Rockies in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Denver. Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez has been arrested on charges of pornography and soliciting a child. Vazquez was taken into custody Tuesday morning by Pennsylvania State Police on one count of computer pornography/solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) DAVID ZALUBOWSKI  |  AP
    The girl was 13 when the relationship began, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says.