by Steve Carney
The Rays will look to end their two-game losing streak Saturday, as Chris Archer (2-3. 4.21 ERA) takes on Justin Verlander (8-5, 3.90 ERA).
Rays Starting Lineup
Tigers Starting Lineup
LONGORIA TO MISS TIME WITH FOOT INJURY, ROBERTS BACK: 3B Evan Longoria (plantar fasciitis) says his right foot feels better than it did Friday, when he left in the second inning after running out a ground ball, but he's not sure just how long it will be before he returns to the field.
"It could be a couple of days, it could be a couple of weeks," he said before Saturday's game.
In the meantime, the team has recalled INF Ryan Roberts from Triple-A Durham, and optioned RHP Alex Colome, who took the loss Friday night.
GOMES SUFFERS SETBACK: According to manager Joe Maddon, reliever Brandon Gomes, who is coming back from a lat strain, felt more soreness than expected after warming up Thursday in Port Charlotte. He will be re-evaluated Saturday.