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Friday's Starting Lineups, with DeJesus here, Rivera gets sand sculpture gift

by Steve Carney / 620 WDAE

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to start a new win streak Friday night in the first of three against the New York Yankees.  Chris Archer (6-5, 2.95 ERA) will get the start against Hiroki Kuroda (11-8, 2.41 ERA).

Rays Starting Lineup

Jennings CF
Zobrist 2B
Longoria 3B
Joyce RF
Loney 1B
Johnson DH
DeJesus LF
Lobaton C
Escobar SS

Yankees Starting Lineup

Gardner CF
Granderson DH
Cano 2B
Soriano LF
Rodriguez 3B
Suzuki RF
Reynolds 1B
Nunez SS
Stewart C 

photo credit: Steve Carney / 620 WDAE

Mariano Rivera poses in front of a sand sculpture of himself set in front of the Manhattan skyline

RIVERA'S GETS HIS GIFT FROM RAYS: As Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera continues his farewell tour around the league, he received his gift from the Tampa Bay Rays, a giant sand sculpture of his likeness set in front of a backdrop of New York City.

The all-time saves leader looked pleased at the work done.

"It looks like me," he joked.

DEJESUS MEETS THE BAY AREA:  The whirlwind week continues for David DeJesus.

"On Monday afternoon, I got a call from Theo [Epstein] and I missed it," DeJesus said.  "My wife said jokingly, 'You're probably getting traded,' and I was like, whatever."

She had no idea how right she was.

DeJesus is now on his third team this week after being traded from the Washington Nationals to Tampa Bay for a player to be named later or cash.

Click below to hear about his whirlwind week, and how he think he'll fit in the Rays clubhouse!

 

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