by Steve Carney, Rays beat reporter

The Tampa Bay Rays will try for their ninth consecutive victory Friday in the first of a three-game series with the Houston Astros.  David Price (3-4, 4.18 ERA) will take on Jarred Cosart (making his MLB debut).

Rays Starting Lineup

Jennings CF
Scott DH
Zobrist 2B
Longoria 3B
Loney 1B
Myers RF
Joyce LF
Molina C
Escobar SS

Astros Starting Lineup

Elmore SS
Altuve 2B
Carter LF
Martinez RF
Corporan C
Wallace 1B
Dominguez 3B
Barnes CF
Krause DH