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Rays Vs. Rangers Lineup: Rays Hope To Avoid Sweep

The Tampa Bay Rays look to avoid a sweep against the Texas Rangers in tonight's series finale. They'll start RHP Alex Cobb against Texas southpaw Matt Harrison. Cobb checks in at 8-8 on the season, with a 4.32 ERA. Harrison comes in at 15-7, with a 3.07 ERA.

The lineups are as follows:

Tampa Bay Rays

LF Desmond Jennings
CF B.J. Upton
SS Ben Zobrist
DH Evan Longoria
1B Jeff Keplinger
2B Ryan Roberts
3B Elliot Johnson
C Jose Molina
RF Sam Fuld

SP Alex Cobb

Texas Rangers

DH Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
CF Josh Hamilton
3B Adrian Beltre
RF Nelson Cruz
2B Michael Young
LF David Murphy
1B Mitch Moreland
C Luis Martinez

SP Matt Harrison

The Rays enter tonight's contest a game and a half out of the wild card, while the Rangers have a five-and-a-half game lead in the American League West. Texas won last night's game 1-0, and won Monday night's game 6-5. The Rays follow this series with a four-game set in Toronto.

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