clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Angels Vs. Rays Lineup: Ben Zobrist Gets The Day Off For Tampa Bay

The red-hot Tampa Bay Rays look to finish off a four-game sweep and put even more distance between them and the Anaheim Angels in the American League Wild Card race. They'll do so today with Ben Zobrist getting the day off, despite his .358 average for the month of August.

Ryan Roberts is staring at 2B today with Zobrist on the bench. Evan Longoria is still easing back into the lineup at DH, with Sean Rodriguez at 3B and Elliot Johnson at SS set to take on Anaheim's Zack Greinke.

The Angels will sit DH/1B Kendrys Morales with LH starter Matt Moore on the mound.

Rays lineup:

1. Desmond Jennings, LF
2. B.J. Upton, CF
3. Matt Joyce, RF
4. Evan Longoria, DH
5. Carlos Pena, 1B
6. Ryan Roberts, 2B
7. Sean Rodriguez, 3B
8. Jose Molina, C
9. Elliot Johnson, SS
Starting pitcher: Matt Moore

Angels lineup:

1. Mike Trout, CF
2. Torii Hunter, DH
3. Albert Pujols, 1B
4. Mark Trumbo, RF
5. Howard Kendrick, 2B
6. Alberto Callaspo, 3B
7. Erick Aybar, SS
8. Vernon Wells, LF
9. Bobby Wilson, C

Starting pitcher: Zack Greinke

Stick with this StoryStream for scores, lineups and more from the Angels series against the Rays. For all things Angels, head over to Halos Heaven. For the Rays perspective, check out DRays Bay.