Rays’ JT Chargois to make first career start as opener vs. Red Sox

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BOSTON — The Rays are looking to extend their winning streak to a season-high seven games tonight when they take on the Red Sox, weather permitting.

The Rays have won six straight, matching their longest such streak of the year, and 11 of 13 overall to improve to a season-best 14 games over .500 at 69-55.

Heavy rain moved through the area late this afternoon, but the game is expected to start on time at 7:10, or shortly thereafter.

Righty JT Chargois will be the opener for the Rays, making his first start at the major- or minor-league level, having just returned from a long stay on the injured list. Lefty Ryan Yarbrough is expected to work the bulk of the innings.

The Red Sox are starting Michael Wacha, the right-hander who spent last year with Tampa Bay and has thus far had a strong season, going 8-1, 2.28.

The Rays did not have an update as of 6 p.m. on the status of lefty Brendan McKay, who left Thursday’s game with Triple-A Durham after one pitch and had an MRI today.

Also, manager Kevin Cash said Wander Franco will continue treatment at Tropicana Field at least through Sunday and that it may be mid-week at the soonest for him to resume his rehab assignment with Durham.

Here is the Rays lineup:

And for the Red Sox:

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