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Rays Look To Finish Off Sweep Of Sox At Fenway

Rays pitcher Shane McClanahan
photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to complete a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night at Fenway Park.  Shane McClanahan (9-5, 3.76 ERA) will get the start, taking on Nathan Eovaldi (10-8, 3.73 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 7:10.

Rays Starting Lineup

B. Lowe 2B

Franco SS

Cruz DH

Meadows LF

Choi 1B

Margot CF

Wendle 3B

J. Lowe RF

Zunino C

 

Red Sox Starting Lineup

Hernandez CF

Renfroe RF

Martinez DH

Devers 3B

Dalbec 1B

Plawecki C

Santana LF

Iglesias SS

Arauz 2B

Kiermaier Dealing With Hamstring Discomfort

Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is being held out of the lineup Wednesday night, as manager Kevin Cash said he is dealing with some discomfort in his left hamstring.   Cash said Kiermaier would be available to play in the gae if needed, but with the team having a day off on Thursday, they would like to avoid having to use him tonight in Boston.

Rays Should Get Mejia Back In Detroit

Catcher Francisco Mejia, who left Monday’s game with a shoulder contustion, is “100 percent fine” according to Cash, and while not starting again today, could be back in the starting lineup as early as Friday in Detroit.

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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