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Rays Look To Ensure Series Win Over Jays, Trade Completed

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays will look for their third consecutive victory and another series win at home with a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday evening at Tropicana Field.  Both sides will sent out southpaws to begin the game, as Ryan Yarbrough (0-0, 6.14 ERA) gets the start against Hyun Jin Ryu (0-0, 13.50 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 6:10.

Rays Starting Lineup

Diaz 3B

Franco SS

Margot DH

Ramirez 1B

Lowe 2B

Arozarena LF

Zunino C

Kiermaier CF

Brujan RF


Blue Jays Starting Lineup

Chapman 3B

Guerrero 1B

Hernandez RF

Bichette SS

Espinal 2B

Kirk DH

Gurriel LF

Jansen C

Tapia CF

Rays Get Roberson From Marlins

The Rays officially completed the offseason trade that dealt reliever Louis Head to the Miami Marlins, receiving relief pitcher Josh Roberson in compensation Saturday.

Roberson has appeared in seven games this season between Class-A Jupiter and Double-A Pensacola, holding a record of 1-2 with a 6.70 ERA.  The 26-year-old, originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was drafted by the Marlins in the 12th round of the MLB draft out of UNC-Wilmington.

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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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