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Live from New York ... it's Wednesday afternoon

The Rays are looking to snap their first two-game losing streak in nearly a month in today's matinee against the Yankees, with Edwin Jackson on the mound against Sidney Ponson.

There was another award for Rays rookie 3B Evan Longoria this morning, as he was named AL Rookie of the month for June. And there could be a bigger prize Thursday, as Longoria, as of 8 a.m. anyway, still leads the voting for the 32nd and final spot on the AL All-Star roster. Voting runs through 5 p.m. Thursday; go to to vote. Longoria was first, the White Sox's Jermaine Dye second and Giambi third.

As for today's game, manager Joe Maddon wants to take another look at rookie SS Reid Brignac, and with a righty on the mound has Cliff Floyd back in the DH spot.

Iwamura, 2b
Crawford, lf
Upton, cf
Pena, 1b
Longoria, 3b
Floyd, dh
Navarro, c
Hinske, rf
Brignac, ss
Jackson, p

Gardner, lf
Jeter, ss
Abreu, rf
Rodriguez, 3b
Giambi, 1b
Posada, c
Cano, 2b
Cabrera, cf
Molina, c
Ponson, p

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:36am]


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