Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Rays @ Twins: Looking for a sweep, lineups, Beckham on the way up?
Posted Sep 15, 2013 by Roger Mooney
Updated Sep 15, 2013 at 01:34 PM
MINNEAPOLIS – The Rays will try to make it four straight wins this afternoon and complete this sweep of the Twins at Target Field.
David Price takes to the hill looking to snap a personal three-game losing streak.
The Durham Bulls won the International League title Saturday night. They play Tuesday for the Triple A title against Omaha in Allentown, Pa.
The Rays are expected to call up three more Bulls for the stretch run. Tim Beckham, the top pick in the 2008 draft, is expected to be on that list. He could join the Rays as early as Monday to give the Rays a little more infield depth. He could also serve as a pinch-runner.
Beckham is not expected to be a key piece over the final two weeks of the season, but just being around the big league club could also help his development.
Pitchers Jake Odorizzi and Jeff Beliveau should join the Rays after Tuesday’s game. Odorizzi is expected to start Tuesday’s championship game.
Here are today’s lineups:
Price LHP (8-8, 3.45)
Hernandez LHP (3-1, 5.25)