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After 16, a similar nine.



After the Rays rattled out 16 hits against the Angels Tuesday, Rays manager Joe Maddon is going with a similar lineup in tonight's game. Spots one through seven look the same, with Jonny Gomes at DH instead of Greg Norton.

On the mound, Scott Kazmir will try for wins in consectuive starts for the first time since June 22, 2006.

Maddon said he wasn't sure how he was going to use closer Al Reyes, who was activiated off the DL today, because he hasn't pitched often in a while. The Rays' schedule, which includes a day-after-night game tomorrow and a split day-night doubleheader in New York Saturday may weigh heavily in Maddon's decision.

The full lineup:
Iwamura, 3B
Crawford, LF
Upton, CF
Pena, 1B
Young, RF
Harris, SS
Wigginton, 2B
Gomes, DH
Navarro, C

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:31am]


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