After a day off Thursday following their west coast trip wrapping up, the Tampa Bay Rays open a six-game homestand Friday night, welcoming in the Toronto Blue Jays to Tropicana Field for the first of a three-game series. Drew Rasmussen (3-1, 2.89 ERA) will get the start, taking on Kevin Gausman (3-1, 2.13 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10.
Rays Starting Lineup
Blue Jays Starting Lineup
Margot Back In Lineup, Diaz Out
Outfielder Manuel Margot returns to the lineup after leaving Monday’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels with right hamstring tightness and missing the final two games of the series, but third baseman Yandy Diaz, who was initially in tonight’s lineup, was scratched due to illness.
The Rays say Diaz is dealing with a “non-COVID illness,” and was replaced by Taylor Walls in the lineup, with Margot moving into Diaz’s spot in the lineup.