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Rays at Orioles lineups, looking for another win

Trevor Richards will be on the mound for the Rays, who capped a long Thursday with a 5-2 win.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Trevor Richards delivers to the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) [CHRIS O'MEARA | AP]
Published Aug. 23
Updated Aug. 23

The Rays will send Trevor Richards to the mound tonight as they seek to score a second straight win over the Oriole

UPDATE, 5:49: Garcia rejoined the team and said he felt 100 percent after his 1-game rehab at Durham and expects to be play on Saturday when eligible to be activated. ... Several players were enjoying showing off their Players Weekend custom cleats. ... Cash said they are looking for Richards to throw up to 90 pitches tonight.

Here is the Orioles lineup:

Villar ss

Mancini rf

Santander cf

Nunez dh

Stewart lf

Alberto 2b

Ruiz 3b

Davis 1b

Sisco c

Blach p

DEVELOPING: The Rays waited out the Orioles and a 2-plus hour rain delay on Thursday to win the opener of the four-game series.

Richards was just okay in his first start for the Rays on Sunday, having been called up after making a couple appearances at Triple-A Durham following his July 31 acquisition from Miami, along with Nick Anderson.

It has been raining much of the day in Baltimore, but forecasts call for it to end by game time and clear out. Temperatures will be about 20 degrees cooler than on Thursday, with a first-pitch forecast for 70 degrees.

The Rays made one roster move today, reinstating lefty Anthony Banda from the 60-day injured list as his thrice-extended rehab assignment ended.

To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Rays shifted infielder Brandon Lowe from the 10- to the 60-day injured list. Lowe, who has been sidelined since fouling a ball off his right leg July 2, is out for the rest of the regular season after straining his left quad on Wednesday so the move doesn’t affect his status.

Here is the Rays lineup against Orioles lefty Ty Blach, who was claimed off waivers recently from the Giants:

Duffy 3b

Pham lf

Meadows dh

Aguilar 1b

Adames ss

Brosseau 2b

Kiermaier cf

Heredia rf

Zunino c

Richards p


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