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Starting Lineups Saturday, roster move, updates on Longoria, Gomes

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

Joyce LF
Jennings CF
Zobrist 2B
Loney 1B
Myers RF
Scott DH
Escobar SS
Molina C
Johnson 3B

Tigers Starting Lineup

Jackson CF
Dirks LF
Cabrera 3B
Fielder 1B
Martinez DH
Peralta SS
Kelly RF
Infante 2B
Pena C

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.

 

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