David Price Looks To Lead Rays Sweep, Notes & Lineups

David Price (2-4, 4.65 ERA) will return to the mound at Tropicana Field for the first time since May 15th when he had to leave the game against the Red Sox after just 2.1 innings with a strained triceps.  The White Sox will be counter with John Danks (2-5, 4.38 ERA).

What to watch for:

In his last start David Price averaged a season high 94.9 mph on his fastball. In his 9 starts prior to his injury he average 91.5 and 94.4 mph.

Price looks to continue the Rays starting pitching dominance. Over their last 13 games they have a combined ERA of 2.05 (83.1 IP/19ER) and the opposition has hit .188 against them.

James Loney appeared in yesterday’s game but did not have a plate appearance so his 16 game hitting streak remains in tact.  During his hitting streak he is hitting .406 (26 for 64).

James Loney leads all major league left handed hitters versus left handed pitchers at .372 (29 for 78)..349/.569 while holding right handers to a .246/.263/.425.

Rays Lineup:

Desmond Jennings (CF), Sean Rodriguez (LF), Ben Zobrist (2b), Evan Longoria (3b), James Loney (1b), Wil Myers (RF), Luke Scott (DH), Jose Molina (C), Yunel Escobar (SS)

Chicago White Sox Lineup:

Alexei Ramirez (SS), Gordon Beckham (2b), Alex Rios (RF), Jeff Keppinger (1b), John Phegley (C), Dayan Viciedo (DH), Brett Morel (3b), Casper Wells (LF), Blake Tekotte (CF)

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