Rays Add Extra LH Hitters In Lineup Against Dodgers Rookie
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Austin Meadows is leading off as the designated hitter for Tampa Bay and first baseman JiMan Choi is in the cleanup spot for the Rays in Game 2 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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- Last Updated: October 22, 2020, 03:16 IST
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ARLINGTON, Texas: Austin Meadows is leading off as the designated hitter for Tampa Bay and first baseman Ji-Man Choi is in the cleanup spot for the Rays in Game 2 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
With rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin on the mound for the Dodgers on Wednesday night, the left-handed hitters Meadows and Choi were in the lineup after not starting the series opener against lefty Clayton Kershaw. The Rays had five left-handers in the batting order.
Left-hander Blake Snell, the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, is starting for the Rays after right-hander Tyler Tyler Glasnow opened Game 1.
Kik Hernndez, who entered Tuesday’s 8-3 Dodgers win as a pinch-hitter after Glasnow was out of the game, is getting the Game 2 start at second base. Chris Taylor moves to left field, with AJ Pollock the DH and Will Smith the catcher after being the DH in Game 1.
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