Jeremy Guthrie threw 45 pitches in the bullpen today and said he felt terrific. He's scheduled for a simulated game on Wednesday and -- if all continues to go well -- will start Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays or in Sunday's regular season finale.

Here's tonight's starting lineup:


Brian Roberts 2B

Nick Markakis RF

Adam Jones CF

Aubrey Huff 3B

Oscar Salazar 1B

Luke Scott DH

Ramon Hernandez C

Luis Montanez LF

Juan Castro SS

Brian Bass SP

Bass matchup stats: Brian Bass has pitched 1/3 of an inning against the Rays, facing three batters as a member of the Twins bullpen. He gave up a hit to Nathan Haynes, who no longer is in the majors, and walked Eric Hinske intentionally. The only Rays hitter he retired was Evan Longoria, who he struck out.