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Rays-O's rained out; makeup on May 12 as DH

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BALTIMORE-- The series opener between the Rays and Orioles was postponed about two hours before game time Tuesday night due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled as part of a single-admission doubleheader on May 12.

The Rays will still start right-hander Jake Faria (1-1, 5.82) on Wednesday. Chris Archer (1-1, 6.59) was moved back to Thursday for the series finale.

BALTIMORE-- The series opener between the Rays and Orioles was postponed about two hours before game time Tuesday night due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled as part of a single-admission doubleheader on May 12.

The Rays will still start right-hander Jake Faria (1-1, 5.82) on Wednesday. Chris Archer (1-1, 6.59) was moved back to Thursday for the series finale.

Baltimore will give the ball to former Rays starter Alex Cobb (0-2, 15.43), which will mark the first time he's pitched against his old team.

"He was a crucial part to this organization's success," Archer said of Cobb. "He's a big-game pitcher. Alex was quiet; he went about his business. His stuff wasn't as sexy as [others], but he got the job done."

Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash agreed with the Orioles postponing the game early with the storms looming and the tarp already on the field by 5 p.m ET.

"I think they probably did the right thing in the fact that they know there's a bunch of rain coming, [so] rather than keep us out here until all hours of the night, just go ahead [and postpone] the game," Cash said.

Recovering Rays

Cash said Matt Duffy (right hamstring strain) will play four or five innings of a simulated game Wednesday in Port Charlotte and then hopefully a Minor League game later in the week with Triple-A Durham or Class A Charlotte. Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (elbow bone spurs surgery) threw a bullpen session, and Cash said he's doing well so far. Eovaldi also is coming back from Tommy John surgery.

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com based in Baltimore.

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