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Rays at Rangers lineups, with Avisail Garcia and Tommy Pham in the outfield

Brendan McKay will be on the mound as Rays play their last ever game at Globe Life Park, as the Rangers move to a new stadium.
Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Avisail Garcia (24) celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single from Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Austin Meadows (17) at the bottom of the fourth inning against Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, Sept. 07, 2019 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. [ALLIE GOULDING | Times]
Published Sep. 12
Updated Sep. 12

Avisail Garcia and Tommy Pham are back in the outfield for the Rays tonight as the take on the Rangers in their final game at Globe Life Park, which the Rangers are leaving after 26 seasons for a new retractable roof stadium nearby.

Garcia left Tuesday’s game and sat out Wednesday with a strained glute, and Pham has been either off or limited to DH duties for a week due to soreness in his right elbow/forearm that has limited his throwing.

Brendan McKay will be on the mound for the Rays, making his second start since a brief trip to the minors and a short stint there on the injured list. Lefty Kolby Allard is starting for the Rangers.

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The Rays are 39-55 in regular-season games in Arlington, and have won three division series games and the 2013 Game 163 tiebreaker, in which Kevin Kiermaier made his big-league debut, there.

Here is the Rays lineup, with a day off for Adames:

Garcia cf

Meadows rf

Pham lf

Choi 1b

Aguilar dh

Duffy 3b

Wendle 2b

Robertson ss

Zunino c

McKay p

And here is the Rangers lineup:

DeShields cf

Andrus ss

Calhoun lf

Solak DH,

Santana rf

Odor 2b

Kiner-Falefa 3b

Guzman 1b

Trevino c

Allard p





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