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Rays Look To Take Rubber Match Of Series With Astros

Rays shortstop Wander Franco batting
photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to earn a series win over the Houston Astros Wednesday with a victory in the rubber match of their three-game series at Tropicana Field.  Calvin Faucher (0-0, 5.91 ERA) will get the start, taking on Hunter Brown (2-0, 2.09 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 6:40.

Rays Starting Lineup

Diaz 1B
Franco SS
Arozarena LF
B. Lowe 2B
Ramirez DH
Bethancourt C
Walls 3B
Siri CF
Margot RF

Astros Starting Lineup

Dubon 2B
Pena SS
Tucker RF
Bregman 3B
Abreu 1B
Julks LF
Meyers CF
Hensley DH
Diaz C

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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