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Yarbrough Looks To Start Trip With Win In Baltimore

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays will look for their second win in a row after taking the finale of their homestand against the Seattle Mariners.  They have come to Baltimore for the first of three games this weekend against the Orioles.  Ryan Yarbrough (6-4, 4.58 ERA) will get the start, taking on John Means (5-3, 2.84 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.

Rays Starting Lineup

Luplow LF

Cruz DH

Franco SS

Diaz 3B

Lowe 2B

Margot RF

Choi 1B

Zunino C

Kiermaier CF


Orioles Starting Lineup

Mullins CF

Hays LF

Mancini DH

Mountcastle 1B

Urias 2B

Santander RF

Severino C

Franco 3B

Martin SS

McHugh Still On Pace To Be Activated By Rays, Archer Close To Resuming Rehab

Reliever Collin McHugh is with the team on the road trip in Baltimore, though he remains on the injured list for Friday night’s contest.

McHugh, who has been dealing with arm fatigue, has been on the IL since July 25, but threw a bullpen session on Wednesday in St. Petersburg and remains on pace to be activated by the team at some point in this series.

In addition, manager Kevin Cash said pitcher Chris Archer played catch today at Tropicana Field, and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session either Sunday or Monday, and if that goes well, could resume his rehab assignment with the Triple-A Durham Bulls next week.  Archer has been on the injured list since experiencing bilateral forearm tightness in his second appearance of the year April 10.

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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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