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Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald.

Rays open 10-game homestand vs. Orioles

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ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Rays resume their run of 18 of 21 games played at Tropicana Field when they open a 10-game homestand tonight with the visiting Baltimore Orioles.

Jake Odorizzi (2-7, 4.85) will start for the Rays. He will be opposed by lefty Wei-Yin Chen (7-2, 3.76).

Rays manager Joe Maddon will use a nearly all right-handed hitting lineup against Chen. The lone exception is James Loney, who will serve as the DH.

The Rays have won three of their past four after taking two of three at Houston over the weekend. They sit in last place in the American League East, 15 games under .500.

The Orioles are tied with the New York Yankees for second place in AL East with a 35-33 record.

Here is the Rays’ lineup:

Jennings CF

Escobar SS

Longoria 3B

Zobrist LF

Loney DH

Rodriguez 1B

Forsythe 2B

Hanigan C

Kiermaier RF

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Odorizzi P

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