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    September 14, 2018 12:47 AM EDT

    Wednesday was already going to be a bullpen day for the Tampa Bay Rays Marshal Yanda Jersey , and Tuesday’s 16-inning, 9-6 victory over the Miami Marlins only adds to that, with one or two Rays relievers expected to be added to help provide fresh arms.

    The five-hour, 31-minute marathon further taxed the bullpen for Tampa Bay (43-42), with Matt Andriese expected to start Wednesday in Miami after the teams played extra-inning games in the first two contests of the three-game series.

    The Rays, continuing their strategy of using relievers as starters, scrapped a scheduled start by Ryne Stanek for the second day in a row, opting to use him in extra innings Monday and Tuesday instead of opening the following day.

    Stanek was originally scheduled to start Tuesday, but came in for the 10th inning Monday night. He walked the first batter and then gave up two hits, taking the loss without recording an out to briefly give himself an infinite ERA for his career against the Marlins.

    He was then slated to start Wednesday, but came in and pitched the 12th inning Tuesday night, striking out the side to push the game to the 13th inning. He added another scoreless frame Ryan Schraeder Jersey , but that took him out of his scheduled role Wednesday, putting more work on an overused bullpen. Nine pitchers were used in Tuesday’s win, requiring at least one roster move just to supply enough live arms to get through Wednesday’s series finale.

    Miami used eight pitchers Tuesday, so the Marlins may need to add a reliever for short-term relief as well, under much the same circumstances.

    Andriese (1-3, 3.86 ERA) will start two days after he pitched two innings Monday against the Marlins, limiting them to one hit and no runs. That outing came after two straight appearances where he gave up three runs each, raising his season ERA from 3.27 to 4.02.

    Andriese will make his fourth start of the season Wednesday, and has handled the Marlins well in his career, with a 1-0 record and 1.69 ERA career appearances against them, including a seven-inning scoreless gem last season.

    Miami will start Jose Urena (2-9, 4.40) Charles Woodson Jersey , who is slowly bouncing back from a rough first two months of the season. Urena did not get any wins in his first 12 starts, but is 2-2 since and is just now returning from a stint on the disabled list with right shoulder impingement.

    Urena had his best outing of the season two starts ago, going eight scoreless innings and holding Baltimore to three hits while getting the win June 15. He wasn’t as fortunate five days later, lasting 5 2/3 innings and giving up five runs and eight hits in a loss to the Giants.

    Urena has never started against the Rays, but carries a 1.59 career ERA in six relief appearances, including five scoreless innings in 2015-16, against Tampa Bay. He pitched well last season, winning 14 games and finishing with a 3.82 ERA.

    After this series, the Rays move on to New York for a three-game series with the Mets, while the Marlins go to Washington for a four-game series against the Nationals.

    The Latest on the NBA Awards, where the league’s individual honors are being presented (all times local):


    8 p.m.

    James Harden of the Houston Rockets is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.

    He joined Michael Jordan as the only players to average at least 20 points, eight assists Russell Okung Jersey , five rebounds and 1.7 steals in a season.

    Harden led the league in scoring, 3-pointers and 50-point games with four. He helped the Rockets to an NBA-leading 65 wins.

    Harden beat out Cleveland’s LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans.

    7:25 p.m.

    Oscar Robertson commends the activism of today’s NBA players, although he wonders why more white athletes aren’t speaking out.

    ”Where are the white athletes when this is happening?” he said backstage at the NBA Awards. ”It’s not just black athletes when you see injustice in the world.”

    Robertson went on to say he hopes ”the whites and the blacks can get together, even with the football,” a reference to NFL players who have taken a knee or sat in silence during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

    The Hall of Fame guard was presented with the NBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

    7:15 p.m.

    The NBA gave Oscar Robertson a Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Bill Russell gave Charles Barkley something else.

    Barkley and fellow Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were the presenters when Robertson received his honor. After Barkley mentioned Russell, Boston’s Hall of Fame center flipped his middle finger in Barkley’s direction.

    Robertson is the career leader in triple-doubles and was the first player to average one for a season. His antitrust case against the NBA also ushered in free agency for players. Robertson says that was his most important assist.

    Russell received the inaugural award last year.

    6:55 p.m.

    The name on everyone’s lips around the NBA isn’t at the league’s awards show.

    LeBron James isn’t attending the show, where he’s vying for a fifth career Most Valuable Player award.

    James has until Friday to tell the Cavaliers if he will pick up his $35.6 million option for next season or opt for free agency. Rumors about his future have spawned a cottage industry in the sports world.

    6:45 p.m.

    Dwane Casey has won the NBA’s Coach of the Year award for his work with his former team, the Toronto Raptors. He was fired last month and has since become coach of the Detroit Pistons.

    Casey led the Raptors to the No. 1 seed in the East for the first time in franchise history. Toronto won a team-record 59 games. Casey coached the East in the All-Star Game for the first time.

    Casey won over Quin Snyder of Utah and Brad Stevens of Boston.

    6:35 p.m.

    Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers is the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year.

    The guard became the first player to average at least 20 points for the first time in his 13th season or later. He led the league in fourth-quarter points and scoring average.

    He beat out Houston’s Eric Gordon, last year’s winner, and Fred VanVleet of Toronto.

    Williams kissed his two young daughters on his way to the stage after becoming the Clippers’ third winner in the last five years.

    6:30 p.m.

    Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz is the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year.

    The center was the leading vote-getter for the league’s All-Defensive first team.

    Gobert anchored a Jazz defense that ranked second in the NBA in defensive rating.

    He beat out Anthony Davis of New Orleans and Joel Embiid of Philadelphia.

    6:20 p.m.

    Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers has won the Most Improved Player at the NBA Awards.

    The guard averaged 23.1 points in his first season with the Pacers. He earned his first All-Star berth, too.

    Oladipo also led the league in steals for the first time.

    He beat out Clint Capela of Houston and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets.

    6:15 p.m.

    Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers has won Rookie of the Year honors at the NBA Awards.

    The guard averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists Nick Easton Jersey , joining Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only rookies to post those numbers in a season.

    Simmons helped Philadelphia to a 52-30 record, including ending the season with a 16-game winning streak.

    He beat out finalists Donovan Mitchell of Utah and Jayson Tatum of Boston.

    6 p.m.

    The NBA Awards aren’t just about the hardware. Everyone gets fed, too.

    Players and their guests are sitting down to dinner at the second annual show. On the menu is salad with avocados, grapefruit and green goddess dressing, and a main course of wild seabass with rice and steak.

    Dessert is a vanilla cream puff, chocolate peanut butter cupcakes and pavlova with lemon curd and blueberry.

    5:55 p.m.

    Jeanie Buss says she has complete faith in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ front office no matter how Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka want to build the team, whether it’s through trades, free agency or the draft.

    Buss says she asked them a year ago to identify a style of play for the team and make decisions that reflect that style. She describes the Lakers’ style as fast and says it’s about passing and sharing the ball while committing to each other as a team.

    Buss is the team’s controlling owner and president. Johnson is the team’s president of basketbal Authentic Womens Rick Leonard Jersey