And then there were three …

The Rays (77-82) and Orioles (75-84) begin the final series of the year tonight at the Trop.

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For starters: Rays lineup vs. Orioles

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September

And then there were three …

The Rays (77-82) and Orioles (75-84) begin the final series of the year tonight at the Trop.

The Rays need a win to clinch third place in the AL East, their highest finish under manager Kevin Cash and their highest since finishing second in 2013, their last playoff season.

Jake Odorizzi is on the hill for Rays.

Former Rays INF Tim Beckham returns to the Trop for the first time since his Aug. 31 to Baltimore. He’s batting leadoff and playing shortstop.

Peter Bourjos is in centerfield for the second straight game as Kevin Kiermaier fights a bug he picked up in New York. Kiermaier said he expects to play the final two games of the year.

Manager Kevin Cash resting some of the regulars to get a look at some players who may or may not be back in 2018.

Here are the lineups:

 

ORIOLES

Beckham SS

Schoop 2B

Machado 3B

Davis 1B

Mancini LF

Castillo C

Alvarez DH

Hays CF

Santander RF

Miley LHP (8-14, 5,52)

 

RAYS

Bourjos CF

Souza RF

Longoria DH

Morrison 1B

Puello LF

Plouffe 3B

Casali C

Miller 2B

Robertson SS

 

Odorizzi RHP (10-8, 4.26)

[Last modified: Friday, September 29, 2017 5:39pm]

    

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