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Patino Looks To Cut Rays Magic Number To Seven

Rays pitcher Luis Patino
Rays pitcher Luis Patino worked 2 2/3 innings of shutout baseball in his Tampa Bay debut Sunday (photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays)

The Tampa Bay Rays will try to cut their magic number to win the American League East to seven or perhaps fewer Friday night in the second of four games against the Detroit Tigers.  Luis Patino (4-3, 4.62 ERA) will get the start, taking on Casey Mize (7-8, 3.66 ERA).  First pirtch is scheduled for 7:10.

Rays Starting Lineup

Lowe 2B

Choi 1B

Arozarena LF

Meadows DH

Wendle 3B

Walls SS

Phillips RF

Kiermaier CF

Mejia C


Tigers Starting Lineup

Baddoo CF

Schoop 1B

Grossman LF

Cabrera DH

Candelario 3B

Castro 2B

Haase C

Goodrum SS

Reyes RF

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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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