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For openers, Rodriguez and Navarro



UPDATE, 6:48: Maddon said the lineup decisions on Rodriguez (over Reid Brignac) and Navarro (over Kelly Shoppach) were purely based on the matchup with Orioles starter Kevin Millwood and could be different on Wednesday when the Rays face another righthander in Jeremy Guthrie.

DEVELOPING: The opening day lineup was just posted in the Rays clubhouse, and the answers to the lingering questions are Sean Rodriguez, Dioner Navarro and ninth.

The questions were who would play second base, who would be behind the plate and where would the catcher hit in the order.

The lineup for the Rays 13th season:

Bartlett ss
Crawford lf
Zobrist rf
Longoria 3b
Pena 1b
Upton cf
Burrell dh
Rodriguez 2b
Navarro c
Shields p

And for the Orioles:

Roberts 2b
Jones cf
Markakis rf
Tejada 3b
Scott dh
Wieters c
Pie lf
Atkins 1b
Izturis ss
Millwood p 

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 12:15am]


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