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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Posted May 15, 2013 by Roger Mooney
Updated May 15, 2013 at 05:23 PM
ST. PETERSBURG The Rays will try to extend their season-high winning streak to seven games tonight during the second game of this three-game series with the Red Sox.
David Price hopes his allergies do not become a problem as he looks to win for just the second time this year.
Lefty Jon Lester is pitching for the Red Sox, which means Joe Maddon has just one left-handed batter in the lineup. That would be James Loney, who began the days as the major leagues leading hitter with a .381 average.
Maddon moved Yunel Escobar to fifth in the lineup, splitting Evan Longoria and Loney. Escobar is 8-for-26 lifetime against Lester, while Loney has never faced Lester.
Here are the lineups:
Lester LHP (5-0, 2.73)
Price LHP (1-3, 4.78)