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Live (and a little wet) from Disney ....

An afternoon rain came through, forcing the Rays and Rangers to cancel batting practice and hit in the cages beyond centerfield, but Thursday's game - the finale of the home-away-from-home series, is going to start just a few minutes late, and with no threat of further rain.

Scott Kazmir is on the hill for the Rays, who are looking for their first sweep of three or more games since last June 20-22, against Arizona.

With Rocco Baldelli officially placed on the disabled list, the Rays again have Elijah Dukes in centerfield, and have Greg Norton back on the bench. Manager Joe Maddon said Dukes will get most of the playing time in center, though he - somewhat reluctantly - will move B.J. Upton out there from second at times.

Josh Wilson got a start at third tonight, with Ty Wigginton getting something of a rest as the DH.

Norton is scheduled to be the DH on Friday against the Marlins, in a game that starts early - 6:40 p.m.

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


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