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Luplow Back As Rays Go For Fourth Straight Series Win

Rays pitcher Michael Wacha works against the New York Yankees
photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays will look for a fourth straight series victory and a new franchise record 17th win the season over the Baltimore Orioles with a victory in Saturday’s middle game.if the weekend series.  Michael Wacha (2-4, 5.88 ERA) will get the start, taking on John Means (5-6, 3.50 ERA).

Rays Starting Lineup

Arozarena LF

Cruz DH

Franco SS

Diaz 3B

Lowe 2B

Margot RF

Luplow 1B

Mejia C

Kiermaier CF


Orioles Starting Lineup


Luplow Gets Activated From IL

Tampa Bay will get infielder Jordan Luplow back from the injured list Saturday, activating the first baseman after missing the minimum ten days due to a strained left ankle.

The Rays had optioned reliever Chris Mazza, who pitched three innings and earned his first save in Friday night’s win, to Triple-A Durham to make room on the active roster.

Written By

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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