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Rays Make Four Moves In Advance Of Finale With Reds

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to finish off their 11-game road trip with a victory in Cincinnati, which would keep the Reds from completing a three-game sweep.  Shane Baz (1-1, 2.92 ERA) will get the start, taking on Nick Lodolo (1-2, 4.19 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 1:40.

Rays Starting Lineup

Diaz 3B
Ramirez DH
Walls SS
Arozarena LF
Paredes 1B
Lowe RF
Chang 2B
Pinto C
Phillips CF

Reds Starting Lineup

India 2B
Drury 3B
Pham LF
Naquin RF
Stephenson C
Solano DH
Moustakas 1B
Almora CF
Reynolds SS

Rays Also Lose Springs To IL To End Road Trip

Manager Kevin Cash said after Saturday’s loss at Great American Ballpark that he expected both shortstop Wander Franco and outfielder Kevin Kiermaier to be placed on the injured list after being removed from the game, but the team also had to place pitcher Jeffrey Springs on the 15-day injured list Sunday with what they are called right lower leg tightness.

Springs has amassed a 2-2 record and a 3.00 ERA in ten starts since joining the rotation on May 9.

Left-hander Josh Fleming was recalled from Triple-A Durham to take his spot on the roster, while outfielder Luke Raley and infielder Jonathan Aranda were brought up to replace Kiermaier and Franco, respectively.

In addition, right-hander Calvin Faucher, who took the loss Saturday, was optioned to Durham, and Phoenix Sanders was recalled to add some bullpen depth.

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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