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 v BoSox: Rhymes leads off, Matsui returns
Posted Jul 15, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Jul 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM
ST. PETERSBURG The Rays look to take the series from the Red Sox today when James Shields faces Josh Beckett in the finale of this three game set.
Joe Maddon said before the series began that Elliot Johnson will not replace Desmond Jennings as the everyday leadoff hitter, and he wasn’t kidding. Will Rhymes leads off today.
Also, Hideki Matsui returns to the lineup as the DH.
Here is the Rays lineup: