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Rays vs. Jays: Scott update, lineups

Posted Aug 8, 2012 by Roger Mooney

Updated Aug 8, 2012 at 05:32 PM

The Rays look to make it two straight wins tonight with Evan Longoria back in the lineup.

Tuesday’s return of the third baseman-turned-designated hitter was a success, a 4-1 victory in which the Rays snapped a 22-inning scoreless streak and James Shields earned his 10th win of the season.

The Rays are 7-2 this season against the Blue Jays and have won 15 consecutive series against the Jays at the Trop. But, the Rays have won just one of their past six series at the Trop.

DH Luke Scott (strained oblique) needs one more day before heading out on a minor league rehab assignment. He will crank up the velocity Thursday inside the batting cage and see how his oblique responds to that. If it’s good, he’s out the door and playing Friday.

Here are the lineups:

Davis LF
Rasmus CF
Encarnacion DH
Escobar SS
Cooper 1B
Johnson 2B
Mathis C
Gose RF
Hechavarria 3B

Villanueva RHP (6-1, 3.19)

Jennings LF
Upton CF
Joyce RF
Longoria DH
Zobrist 2B
Peña 1B
Keppinger 3B
Molina C
Rodriguez SS

Cobb RHP (5-8, 4.60)

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