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Tampa Bay Rays Wild Card Round Game 2 Lineup

Yandy Diaz makes his return, hitting cleanup and playing third base

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Rays have set their lineup for the second game of the Wild Card round against the Toronto Blue Jays as they look to punch their ticket to the Division Series.

Leading off is Mike Brosseau, something he did seven times during the 2020 season; the Rays were 7-0 in all of those contest. Randy Arozarena is up to the 2-spot, with Brandon Lowe moving behind him in the order.

The biggest news of the Rays lineup is the return of Yandy Diaz, who hasn’t played since the end of August. Diaz is being put back out at the hot corner, and hitting cleanup for the Rays. The bottom half of the lineup features all of the same players from Tuesday’s series opener, just in a different order.

The Lineup

  1. Mike Brosseau, 1B
  2. Randy Arozarena, DH
  3. Brandon Lowe, 2B
  4. Yandy Diaz, 3B
  5. Manuel Margot, LF
  6. Hunter Renfroe, RF
  7. Willy Adames, SS
  8. Kevin Kiermaier, CF
  9. Mike Zunino, C

Tyler Glasnow, SP

The Bench

  • Michael Perez, C
  • Yoshi Tsutsugo, 3B/OF
  • Joey Wendle, INF
  • Ji-Man Choi, 1B
  • Brett Phillips, OF
  • Nate Lowe, 1B