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 Padres: Looking for 5 straight Ws
Posted May 12, 2013 by Roger Mooney
Updated May 12, 2013 at 12:23 PM
ST. PETERSBURG The Rays are looking for their season-high fifth straight win and second series sweep of the year this afternoon during the finale of this three-game series with the visiting Padres.
The Rays reached .500 with Saturday’s dramatic 8-7 victory, courtesy of Evan Longoria’s walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Speaking of Longoria, he will serve as the DH today to give his legs a little break. Ryan Roberts will play third base.
Desmond Jennings is not in the lineup for the third straight day as he recovers from a minor groin strain.
Here are the lineups:
Stults LHP (3-2, 4.50)
Hernandez RHP (1-4, 4.66)