UPDATE, 2:35: Trout is not in the Angels lineup again, still dealing with a right foot issue, though the Rays will be looking for him in a pinch-hit situation.
Cash put three lefty hitters in the lineup for a couple reasons: One, that he didn’t like the look of the mostly all right lineup on Friday, deciding the opposing pitcher can get too comfortable with too many same-sided hitters in a row. Two, that Wendle has been swinging the bat well. Three, that Sandoval is expected to only go 50-60 pitches and the Angels could bring in a righty.
Here is the Angels lineup:
DEVELOPING: The Rays are looking to make it a clean sweep of the Angels and strenghten their hold on an AL wild-card spot this afternoon as they take on the Angels in a 4:07 Tampa Bay time start.
Lefty Ryan Yarbrough will be on the mound for the Rays, who pulled off a 3-1 win last night.
The Rays start the day 89-61, one-half game back of the wild-card leading A’s and 2 1/2 in front of the Indians, who were swept in a doubleheader on Saturday by the Twins.
Superstar Mike Trout said he planned to be back in the Angels lineup today, but that has yet to be posted.
Here is the Rays lineup, with six righty hitters, but lefty hitting second baseman Joey Wendle, against Angels lefty Patrick Sandoval, who likely will be limited to 50-60 pitches: