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Rays Will Take On Alexander In Opener With Tigers

Rays pitcher Michael Wacha works against the New York Yankees
photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

After dropping the finale of their series in Boston, the Tampa Bay Rays will look to start a new winning streak Friday night, when they open a three-game series at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers.  Michael Wacha (3-4, 5.54 ERA) will get the start taking on Tyler Alexander (2-2, 4.20 ERA), who will start in place of th injured Mathew Boyd.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:10.

Rays Starting Lineup

Margot RF

Franco SS

Cruz DH

Diaz 3B

Lowe 2B

Luplow 1B

Meadows LF

Mejia C

Kiermaier CF

Tigers Starting Lineup

Baddoo LF

Schoop 1B

Grossman RF

Cabrera DH

Candelario 3B

Haase C

Goodrum SS

Castro 2B

Hill CF

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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