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Rays Vs. Orioles Lineup

The Tampa Bay Rays are looking to avoid a sweep Thursday against the Orioles in a crucial series that could go a long way in determining the Wild Card race. The Orioles won Tuesday's game, 9-2, and Wednesday's game, 3-2. The Rays are now three games behind both Baltimore and the New York Yankees, who share a tie for first in the AL East with identical records of 80-62.

Here are the lineups for the game, which gets underway at Camden Yards at 12:35 p.m.

Rays Lineup:

  1. Desmond Jennings, LF
  2. B.J. Upton, CF
  3. Ben Zobrist, SS
  4. Evan Longoria, DH
  5. Ben Francisco, RF
  6. Jeff Keppinger, 3B
  7. Ryan Roberts, 2B
  8. Luke Scott, 1B
  9. Chris Gimenez, C

Jeremy Hellickson, P

Orioles Lineup:

  1. Nate McLouth, LF
  2. J.J. Hardy, SS
  3. Wilson Betemit, DH
  4. Adam Jones, CF
  5. Chris Davis, RF
  6. Manny Machado, 3B
  7. Mark Reynolds, 1B
  8. Robert Andino, 2B
  9. Taylor Teagarden, C

Wei-Yin Chen, P

For more on the Rays, please be sure to check out our blog DRaysBay. For Orioles news and notes visit Camden Chat.

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