The Tampa Bay Rays (30-22) are sending out a special ensemble of hip hop stars on Saturday afternoon in hopes of extending their one-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles (29-23). Here is a look at the lineup, courtesy of MLB.com's Adam Berry:
#Rays LL Cool J/rapper-themed June 2 lineup. Maddon liked Joyce vs. O's Matusz, but he's a little under the weather. twitter.com/adamdberry/sta…— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) June 2, 2012
LF Matt Joyce will sit, giving infielder Drew Sutton a chance to start at third base, which slides Sean Rodriguez to second base and Ben Zobrist to right field.
Meanwhile, the Orioles will send out a lineup slightly different from the order the Rays managed to shutout, 5-0, on Friday, slotting DH Chris Davis in the No. 3 hole for only the second time this season:
#Orioles lineup: Chavez 7, Hardy 6, Davis DH, Jones 8 Wieters 2 Reynolds 3 Betemit 5 Flaherty 9 Andino 4 Matusz Lhp— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) June 2, 2012
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