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Rays Look To Make It Two In A Row Behind Archer

(photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays)

After taking the first game of the homestand against the Yankees, the Tampa Bay Rays will look to earn a series win with a victory in Saturday’s middle game of the three-game set.  Chris Archer (0-1, 13.50 ERA) will get the start, taking on Domingo German (0-1, 9.00 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 1:10.

Rays Starting Lineup

Tsutsugo DH

Meadows LF

Arozarena RF

Lowe 2B

Diaz 1B

Wendle 3B

Adames SS

Phillips CF

Mejia C


Yankees Starting Lineup

LeMahieu 2B

Judge RF

Hicks CF

Stanton DH

Torres SS

Gardner LF

Sanchez C

Urshela 3B

Bruce 1B

Margot Dealing With Tweaked Groin, Expected To Start Series Finale

Outfielder Manuel Margot hasn’t played sinced being removed from Wednesday’s finale in Boston, and manager Kevin Cash says the 26-year-old has been working through a minor groin issue.

“He tweaked his groin, quad a little bit,” Cash said Saturday.  “We’re hoping with one more day, he’ll be back in there tomorrow.”

With New York expected to start left-hander Jordan Montgomery in the series finale, it would make sense to have the right-handed hitting Margot ready then instead of the left-handed Phillips.  Cash did say that Margot was available to pinch-hit Friday, and is again available to do so today.

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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