Rays Vs Royals – Lineups

Matt Moore Takes The Ball For The Rays First Road Game

The Tampa Bay Rays will play their first road game of the season against the Kansas City Royals – a team which beat them six out of seven meetings last season.


It is the first of a nine game road trip for the Rays but the 3-city 10-game road trip is something that many players look forward to. “Some players don’t feel like the season has started until we go on a road trip,” said Rays pitcher Alex Cobb after yesterday’s game.

Tonight Matt Moore (0-1, 3.18 ERA) will be opposed by fellow lefty Jason Vargas (0-0, 1.29 ERA).

The Rays will once again go with a predominately right handed hitting lineup. The lineup will feature eight right handed bats with James Loney being the only lefty.

Rays Lineup:

Desmond Jennings (CF), Wil Myers (RF), Ben Zobrist (2b), Evan Longoria (3b), Logan Forsythe (DH), James Loney (1b), Sean Rodriguez (LF), Ryan Hanigan (C), and Yunel Escobar (SS)

Royals Lineup:

Norichika Aoki (RF) Omar Infante (2B) Eric Hosmer (1B) Billy Butler (DH) Alex Gordon (LF) Salvador Perez (C) Mike Moustakas (3B) Lorenzo Cain (CF) Alcides Escobar (SS)


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