Pre-game vs. Rays


Shortstop Ronny Cedeno will be back in the lineup today for the first time since bruising his middle finger last Thursday. Also getting in the game today will be reliever Evan Meek, who’s been sidelined with tightness in his calf. Other than that, another quiet morning at McKechnie Field.

Today’s starting lineups:

For the Pirates – Jose Tabata (LF), Cedeno (SS), Neil Walker (2B), Matt Diaz (RF), Garrett Atkins (3B), Lyle Overbay (1B), Chris Snyder (C), Gorkys Hernandez (CF), Ross Ohlendorf (RHP). Mike Crotta (two innings), Daniel Moskos, Jose Veras and Tyler Yates are also scheduled to pitch in addition to Meek.

For the Rays – John Jaso (C), Johnny Damon (LF), Evan Longoria (3B), Manny Ramirez (DH), Matt Joyce (RF), B.J. Upton (CF), Dan Johnson (1B), Joe Inglett (2B), Tim Beckham (SS).

In addition to their regularly-scheduled game, the Pirates and Twins will play a “B” game in Fort Myers tomorrow. The “B” game lineup will be Corey Wimberly (SS), Alex Presley (LF), Steve Pearce (3B), Andrew Lambo (RF), Andy Marte (1B), Gorkys Hernandez (CF), Jason Jaramillo (DH), Brian Friday (2B), Wyatt Toregas (C). Brad Lincoln will start.

The regular lineup will be Andrew McCutchen (CF), Jose Tabata (LF), Pedro Alvarez (3B), Lyle Overbay (1B), Neil Walker (2B), Garrett Jones (RF), Ronny Cedeno (SS), Ryan Doumit (C), Brian Burres (LHP). Scheduled in relief are Jeff Locke, Sean Gallagher, Fernando Nieve, Chris Leroux and Daniel McCutchen.