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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox lineups to open homestand

Travis d’Arnaud will be behind the plate, Charlie Morton on the mound as Rays start play tied for second wild-card.
Tampa Bay Rays' Travis d'Arnaud hits against the Los Angeles Angels during a baseball game Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) [MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ | AP]
Published Sep. 20
Updated Sep. 20

UPDATE., 5:17: The Rays are expected to activate Chirinos over the weekend and use him at least initially in relief. ... Brandon Lowe will play in instructional league game on Saturday and is still hoping to show he is ready to come back for final week. ... D’Arnaud is catching again tonight given the offense he adds.

Here is the Red Sox lineup:

Betts dh

Vanquez c

Devers 3b

Bogaerts ss

Benintendi lf

Holt rf

Moreland 1b

Bradley cf

Hernandez 2b

Porcello p

DEVELOPING: The Rays open their final homestand of the season tonight against the Red Sox tied for the second AL wild-card spot with Cleveland at 90-63.

The Rays will have Charlie Morton on the mound, with Travis d’Arnaud behind the plate and Matt Duffy at third base as Eric Sogard is apparently still not ready. The Sox are starting Rick Porcello.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Wendle 2b

Meadows lf

Pham dh

Choi 1b

d’Arnaud c

Kiermaier cf

Garcia rf

Duffy 3b

Adames ss

Morton p




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