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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]
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, 2019
Updated Aug. 23, 2019

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


  1. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brent Honeywell, who is battling back from injury, warms up on the field with Rays pitching coach Kyle Snyder (on left) watching his progress during a player workout at Tropicana Field on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in St. Petersburg.  [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  2. Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Nick Anderson (70) likes to live for the day, as evidenced by his lack of spring training or season accommodations before arriving in Port Charlotte. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
  3. In this August 2019 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays broadcaster Rich Hollenberg, left, leans in along with guest Dante Bichette, center, as fellow broadcaster Orestes Destrade, right, takes a selfie of them together during the Fox Sports Sun pregame show before the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. DIRK SHADD   |   Times [DIRK SHADD   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  4. Charlotte Stone Crabs shortstop Wander Franco (1) practices his swing in the dugout during the game against Clearwater Threshers on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Clearwater.  ALLIE GOULDING   |   Times
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  5. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow, shown earlier in camp, has been working on tweaking his delivery. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  6. Wander Franco throws to first during the spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on Thursday. [WILL VRAGOVIC  |  Tampa Bay Rays]
  7. Wander Franco taking ground balls before his first big-league spring game with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, with Willy Adames behind him. [MARC TOPKIN  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  8. Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez (63) throws after reporting for spring training baseball camp Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) [JOHN BAZEMORE  |  AP]
  9. Tim Tebow, playing then for the St. Lucie Mets in the Florida State League, has a laugh while answering questions during a news conference at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Aug. 10, 2017. [Tampa Bay Times]
  10. Jose Alvarado retires only one of the five batters he faces in his spring debut Wednesday. [MARC TOPKIN  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  11. Joan Steinbrenner threw out the first pitch to Yankees catcher Jorge Posada in 2008 when Legends Field was renamed in honor of her husband George. Mr. Steinbrenner passed away two years later, and Mrs. Steinbrenner died in 2018. [Times]
  12. Wander Franco  is slated to play in his first big-league exhibition games, coming off the bench on Thursday in Port Charlotte, then starting Friday in West Palm Beach against the Nationals. [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Tampa Bay Times]