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Criswell Brought Up As Rays Look For Sweep Of Brewers

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The Tampa Bay Rays can complete a three-hame sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday afternoon with a victory in their series finale at Tropicana Field.  Jalen Beeks (1-2, 4.70 ERA) will get the start, taking on Freddy Peralta (4-3, 4.11 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 1:40.

Rays Starting Lineup

Diaz 1B
Franco SS
B. Lowe 2B
Arozarena LF
Ramirez DH
J. Lowe RF
Walls 3B
Margot CF
Mejia C

Brewers Starting Lineup

Miller 3B
Contreras C
Yelich LF
Adames SS
Ruf DH
Tellez 1B
Anderson RF
Wiemer CF
Turang 2B

Rays Recall Criswell For Series Finale

The Rays announced Sunday morning that they had recalled pitcher Cooper Criswell from Triple-A Durham, who appears likely to work the bulk innings for the finale against the Brewers.

Sunday marks Criswell’s second stint this season with the big league club this year after working a pair of contests in mid-April.  The 26-year-old sports no record and a 6.75 ERA with the Rays, but a 1-1 mark and a 3.38 ERA with the Bulls in six starts and a bulk appearance.

To make room on the active roster for Criswell, reliever Ryan Thompson was optioned to Durham.

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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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