After giving away a six-run lead Friday, the Rays again will try to claim their first-ever win at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.
After Rays ace David Price shut down the Dodgers through seven innings Friday, Dodgers starter Zack Greinke will look to flip the script Saturday.
Greinke has been dominant at Chavez Ravine this season, where he is 5-1 with a 2.56 ERA. The Dodgers are 14-4 in Greinke's starts and he has wins in six of his last seven outings.
While Greinke would be a No. 1 starter on nearly any team without Clayton Kershaw, Rays starter Roberto Hernandez's situation is not as secure.
It is possible that Hernandez's start Saturday could be his last for the foreseeable future as starters Alex Cobb and Matt Moore prepare to return to the rotation from the disabled list.
Additionally, many feel Chris Archer -- who filled Cobb's rotation spot after he was hit in the head with a line drive by Kansas City's Eric Hosmer on June 15 -- has pitched too well to go to the bullpen or back to Triple-A Durham. Archer was named both the American League Pitcher of the Month and Rookie of the Month for July.
Hernandez was in danger of being pushed out of the picture when Tampa Bay went to a four-man rotation because of five off-days in August but remained after Moore was shelved with a sore muscle in his left elbow.
"They have to do whatever they have to do, but I don't think about that," Hernandez said at the time. "I can't control that. I can control how I pitch."
Hernandez has just two wins since June 11 but the Rays have wins in four of his last five starts. He threw his first complete game since 2010 on July 30.
Rays: Lueke recalled
There was a new face in the bullpen Friday when the series opened against the Dodgers.
The team designated reliever Kyle Farnsworth for assignment and recalled reliever Josh Lueke from Triple-A.
Lueke appeared in the eighth inning Friday and gave up a double to Yasiel Puig before he walked Jerry Hairston. Lueke was replaced by Joel Peralta.
Manager Joe Maddon said the move was prompted by Lueke's impressive run this season with Durham, where he compiled a 0.72 ERA in 34 games.
"Lueke was having a very good season, it's just something we thought we wanted to do at this particular time. ... If Josh was not looming, we probably would not have done this at this time."
Maddon added he plans to use Lueke primarily early in games and in multiple-innings situations.
A 16th-round Draft choice of the Mariners in 2007, Lueke has been with the Rays since 2011 when he was acquired through a trade for John Jaso.
Farnsworth was Tampa Bay's closer in 2011 but struggled to find a role in the crowded back end of the team's bullpen this season.
"I thanked him for all the good work he's done here," Maddon said. "And really I'd hoped that as he moves forward, that if he wants to pitch again, that he can pitch."
Dodgers: Ramirez returns
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez's pinch-hit appearance Friday in the seventh inning was his first at-bat since Sunday.
Trailing by five runs, Ramirez struck out swinging, stranding Skip Schumaker at third base.
Ramirez had missed time because of a jammed right shoulder but was not placed on the disabled list.
"We're just happy right now he's feeling a lot better," Mattingly said. "He's feeling good, but we want to be careful and make sure that he's ready."
• Third baseman Evan Longoria's throwing error in the seventh inning of Friday's game was the Rays' first error since July 27.
• Greinke, a Florida native, is 2-6 with a 3.70 ERA in 11 career starts against the Rays.
Sam Strong is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.