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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:

Jennings CF
Zobrist 2B
Longoria eB
Myers RF
Young DH
Loney 1B
Escobar SS
Rodriguez RF
Molina C

Price LHP (8-8, 3.45)

Presley CF
Mastroianni LF
Dozier 2B
Doumit RF
Plouffe 3B
Willingham DH
Pinto C
Parmelee 1B
Escobar SS

Hernandez LHP (3-1, 5.25)

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