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Rays Return Home To Start Stand With White Sox

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The Tampa Bay Rays will start a six-game homestand Friday with the first of three games against the Chicago White Sox.  Calvin Faucher (0-0, 4.15 ERA) will open for Tampa Bay, taking on Michael Kopech (0-2, 6.32 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 6:40.

Rays Starting Lineup

Diaz 1B
B. Lowe 2B
Arozarena LF
Franco SS
J. Lowe CF
Ramirez DH
Paredes 3B
Raley RF
Bethancourt C

White Sox Starting Lineup

Benintendi LF
Robert CF
Vaughn 1B
Jimenez DH
Grandal C
Burger 3B
Colas RF
Andrus SS
Sosa 2B

Siri Begings Rehab Assignment

Photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

Outfielder Jose Siri has been out since suffering a hamstring injury April 7, but the 27-year-old has started the final step to returning to the Tampa Bay lineup.

Siri will begin a rehab assignment with the Triple-A Durham Bulls tonight, as they are in Syracuse taking on the New York Mets top minor-league affiliate.

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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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