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Rays @ BoSox: The series finale

Posted May 27, 2012 by Roger Mooney

Updated May 27, 2012 at 11:02 AM

ROGER MOONEY
BOSTON
Great pitching by both sides and a walk-off home run by Boston on Saturday night took some of the heat out of this rivalry.

Now the Rays and Red Sox mix it up this afternoon in the rubber match of this three-game set.

Elliot Johnson gets the day off for the Rays, meaning Sean Rodriguez returns to shortstop and Will Rhymes gets a start at second base.

That’s the only change for the Rays, who are sticking with Carlos Peña at the top of the order followed by the red-hot B.J. Upton, who needs a hit today to extend his hitting streak to 10, thus matching his career-high.

Jeremy Hellickson takes the mound for the Rays vs. Clay Buchholz.

Here are the lineups:

RAYS
Peña 1B
Upton CF
Joyce LF
Zobrist RF
Scott DH
Rodriguez SS
Sutton 3B
Rhymes 2B
Gimenez C

Hellickson P

RED SOX
Aviles SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 1B
Gonzalez RF
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Nava LF
Podsednik CF

Buchholz P

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