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Navarro scratched from lineup; Bartlett batting fifth

Update: C Dioner Navarro, in the original lineup for tonight's game, was scratched as he's still dealing with pinkeye, which first started bothering him after their last road trip.

Manager Joe Maddon said Navarro is feeling much better than yesterday, and would be comfortable pinch-hitting, or used in emergency, if something happened to Michel Hernandez. But otherwise, they'll give it another day.

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C Dioner Navarro, who missed Monday's game due to pinkeye, is back in the starting lineup for the Rays, who have won four straight and host the A's tonight at Tropicana Field.

Red-hot SS Jason Bartlett has moved to the fifth spot, behind Carlos Pena. And Gabe Kapler gets the start in rightfield.

Upton cf
Crawford lf
Longoria 3b
Pena 1b
Bartlett ss
Aybar dh
Iwamura 2b
Kapler rf

Hernandez, c
Shields, p.

A's

Cabrera ss
Suzuki c
Cust dh
Holliday lf
Giambi 1b
Kennedy 2b
Sweeney cf
Crosby 3b
Cunningham rf
Outman, p

- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com


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[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:46am]

    

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