Rays at Indians: AL wild-card game starting lineups and rosters

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Youngsters Alex Cobb (left) and Danny Salazar will start tonight's do-or-die wild-card game.
Youngsters Alex Cobb (left) and Danny Salazar will start tonight's do-or-die wild-card game. (USATSI)

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After playing one winner-take-all game on Monday, the Rays are back at it tonight. They beat the Rangers in the Game 163 tiebreaker to advance to the ALDS wild-card game against the Indians, which will be played at Progressive Field in Cleveland. First pitch is scheduled for 8:07pm ET and can be seen on TBS.

With the clock counting down to first pitch, here are the starting lineups and full 25-man rosters for each team. Keep in mind the winning team will be able to set a new roster prior to playing the Red Sox in the ALDS, which is why both clubs left their unavailable starting pitchers off the roster in favor of extra bullpen arms and bench players.

Tampa Bay Rays

  1. LF David DeJesus
  2. RF Wil Myers
  3. 1B James Loney
  4. 3B Evan Longoria
  5. 2B Ben Zobrist
  6. CF Desmond Jennings
  7. DH Delmon Young
  8. SS Yunel Escobar
  9. C Jose Molina

Starting Pitcher: RHP Alex Cobb

Bench: C Chris Gimenez, C Jose Lobaton, OF Sam Fuld, 2B/OF Kelly Johnson, OF Matt Joyce, OF Kevin Kiermaier and UTIL Sean Rodriguez.

Bullpen: RHP Chris Archer, LHP Jake McGee, LHP Matt Moore, RHP Joel Peralta, RHP Fernando Rodney, LHP Alex Torres, RHP Jamey Wright and LHP Wesley Wright.

Cleveland Indians

  1. CF Michael Bourn
  2. 1B Nick Swisher
  3. 2B Jason Kipnis
  4. DH Carlos Santana
  5. LF Michael Brantley
  6. RF Ryan Raburn
  7. SS Asdrubal Cabrera
  8. C Yan Gomes
  9. 3B Lonnie Chisenhall

Starting Pitcher: RHP Danny Salazar

Bench: IF Mike Aviles, DH Jason Giambi, IF Jose Ramirez, OF Matt Carson and OF Drew Stubbs.

Bullpen: RHP Matt Albers, RHP Cody Allen, LHP Rich Hill, LHP Scott Kazmir, RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Justin Masterson, RHP Chris Perez, LHP Marc Rzepczynski, RHP Bryan Shaw and RHP Joe Smith.

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