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Kazmir goes for No. 10 on national stage



In today's matinee with the White Sox, the Rays will be the featured game on FOX for the first time in more than five years.

They'll be led by All-Star lefthander Scott Kazmir, who goes for his 10th win; if he completes the feat, it will mark the first time in club history all five Rays starters cracked double digits in wins.

Kazmir, who lasted six innings in his last start (also a win), has said he's not going to worry about pitch counts and such, and just try to keep it simple and attack hitters, like he did when he was the AL Pitcher of the Month in May.

The Rays stocked some more lefties in the lineup today, as the Sox starter RHP Javier Vazquez. Ex-Ray Toby Hall will also get a start for the Sox.

If Tampa Bay wins, it could make for some more milestones:

*A win would give the Rays their first series win over the White Sox since 1998, their inaugural season.

*Manager Joe Maddon would earn his 206th career victory as Rays skipper, giving him the club record (Larry Rothschild has 205)

*The Rays  would then be a franchise-record 30 games over .500


Iwamura, 2b

Upton, cf

Pena, 1b

Floyd, dh

Aybar, 3b

Hinske, lf

Navarro, c

Gross, Rf

Bartlett, ss


Cabrera, ss

Swisher, cf

Quentin, lf

Dye, rf

Thome, dh

Konerko, 1b

Ramirez, 2b

Uribe, 3b

Hall, c


[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:38am]


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