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Rays Vs. Blue Jays Lineup: James Shields Vs. Carlos Villanueva In Game 1

The Tampa Bay Rays are 5.5 games out of the second AL Wild Card, and if they're going to have any chance at the post season they need some wins quickly. They turn to James Shields (14-9, 3.77 ERA) on Friday night, taking on Carlos Villanueva (7-5, 3.42) for the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Rays lineup:
1. Desmond Jennings (R) LF
2. B.J. Upton (R) CF
3. Ben Zobrist (S) SS
4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
5. Matt Joyce (L) RF
6. Jeff Keppinger (R) 2B
7. Luke Scott (L) DH
8. Carlos Pena (L) 1B
9. Jose Molina (R) C

The Blue Jays lineup:
1. Brett Lawrie (R) 3B
2. Colby Rasmus (L) CF
3. Edwin Encarnacion (R) DH
4. Adam Lind (L) 1B
5. J.P. Arencibia (R) C
6. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
7. Rajai Davis (R) RF
8. Adeiny Hechavarria (R) SS
9. Anthony Gose (L) LF

Stick with this StoryStream for scores, updates and more from the Rays vs. Blue Jays series. For more insight and analysis, check out Rays blog DRays Bay. For Toronto's perspective, check out Blue Jays blog Blue Bird Banter.

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