The Rays send top lefty David Price to mound to get the season underway. The 26-year-old Price looks to build on a successful fourth season in the majors. He has managed to bring his FIP lower in each of his last three seasons -- 4.59, 3.42 and 3.32 -- while bringing his walk rate to a career low 6.9% in 2011, and he hopes to do more of the same in 2012.
Facing the Rays on the mound will be veteran hurler Carl Pavano, who has undergone a career resurgence with the Twin. He has pitched over 640 innings over the last three years with a FIP near 4.00 in each of those seasons. He may not be much of an ace starter, but he can eat innings and give teams fits on occasion.
The Rays starting lineup looks like this:
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