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Civale Looks To Even Rays Record

Jose Siri gives Yandy Diaz a hug after the first baseman led off the bottom of the first with a home run (photo: Tampa Bay Rays)

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to bounce back from their Opening Day loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with a victory in game two of this four-game series.  Aaron Civale (7-5, 3.46 ERA in 2023) will get the start, taking on Chris Bassitt (16-8, 3.60 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 6:50.

Rays Starting Lineup

Diaz 1B
Lowe 2B
Arozarena LF
Paredes 3B
Palacios RF
Ramirez DH
Siri CF
Rortvedt C
Caballero SS

Blue Jays Starting Lineup

Springer RF
Guerrero 1B
Bichette SS
Turner DH
Varsho LF
Kirk C
Kiermaier CF
Kiner-Falefa 3B
Biggio 2B

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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