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For starters: Rays vs. Indians, with Miller sidelined, at 6:10

Jake Odorizzi is coming off an outing when he didn't have his best stuff but held the Royals to one run over six innings.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Jake Odorizzi is coming off an outing when he didn't have his best stuff but held the Royals to one run over six innings.

UPDATE, 4:38: Miller was scratched from the Rays lineup due to discomfort in his lower abdomen he first felt running late in Monday's game. Miller said the issue is neither a hernia nor an oblique strain and he doesn't know if it will be an ongoing issue, hoping he is well enough to play on Wednesday. ... Daniel Robertson went into the lineup to replace him, with Kiermaier moving up to second. ... RHP Erasmo Ramirez was officially slotted into the rotation on Friday, with all starters getting pushed back a day. ... Cash said the double play not getting turned in the first inning Monday was a key play and needed to be. ... RHP Brad Boxberger (flexor strain) threw a 15-pitch bullpen (all fastballs) and Wilson Ramos (right knee surgery) caught him at the Trop, both said to do well.

Here is the new Rays lineup:
Dickerson dh,
Kiermaier cf,
Longoria 3b,
Morrison 1b,
Souza rf,
Rasmus lf,
Beckham ss,
Robertson 2b,
Norris c,
Odorizzi p


UPDATE, 2:25: The Rays lineup looks pretty much the same as last night:

Dickerson dh,
Miller 2b,
Longoria 3b,
Morrison 1b,
Souza rf,
Rasmus lf,
Beckham ss,
Kiermaier cf,
Norris c,
Odorizzi p

Here is the Indians lineup:
Kipnis 2b
Lindor ss
Brantley lf
Santana 1b
Encarnacion dh
Ramirez 3b
Chisenhall rf
Gomes c
Zimmer cf
Salazar p

DEVELOPING: After falling short in a comeback against the Indians on Monday, the Rays will try again tonight with Jake Odorizzi on the mound in a 6:10 start.

The Rays were down 5-1 after a rocky first inning by starter Chris Archer on Monday but battled their way back with repeated opportunities to get even, only to lose 8-7.

Odorizzi is coming off an outing when he didn't have his best stuff but held the Royals to one run over six innings. He has been pitching well overall, allowing two or fewer runs in five straight starts.

He has pitched only once in Cleveland, as a member of the Royals in September 2012, and overall against the Indians is 0-1, 2.92.

With Rays hitters striking out more than any other team, it should be another breezy night the Indians are starting Danny Salazar, who leads the majors with an average of 13.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

The Indians called up top prospect OF Bradley Zimmer for Tuesday's game to replace injured OF Abraham Almonte, and also added RHP Shawn Armstrong to their lineup and sent down INF/OF  Yandy Diaz.


Lineups when available.

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 4:44pm]

    

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