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For starters: Rays vs. Twins, 7:10 p.m.

Tonight's Rays lineup against the Twins. Brad Miller back in the lineup following his DL stint (left groin strain). First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

LF Denard Span
DH C.J. Cron
RF Carlos Gomez
1B Brad Miller
3B Daniel Robertson
2B Joey Wendle
C Wilson Ramos
CF Mallex Smith
SS Adeiny Hechavarria

RHP Chris Archer (1-1, 7.84)

And for the Twins…

2B Brian Dozier
1B Joe Mauer
3B Miguel Sano
LF Eddie Rosario
DH Logan Morrison
SS Eduardo Escobar
CF Max Kepler
RF Robbie Grossman
C Jason Castro

RHP Lance Lynn (0-1, 5.00)

Rays manager Kevin Cash said for now, he envisions Miller remaining on the right side of the infield even with 3B Matt Duffy (hamstring) on the disabled list.

"I think right now it will be more first and second because Joey (Wendle) has played third, Robbie (Daniel Robertson) obviously plays third and short, and Joey's played short also," Cash said.

"So if we get in a bind with Duff being out over the next seven to 10 days, however long he's out, we'll mix and match. But we know that Brad can play some second base and get over there for us."

The Rays also reported CF Kevin Kiermaier had successful surgery today on to repair the torn ligament in his right thumb. He's expected to be sidelined two to three months.

"All was good," Cash said. "I haven't actually talked to him, but the procedure went as planned."

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