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Rays vs. Indians, with a twist at the top

UPDATE, 7:35: Painful loss for the Indians, already without Grady Sizemore, as SS Asdrubal Cabrera is taken off field on a cart with what looked to be a left arm injury as 3B Jhonny Peralta fell on him on a slow roller up the middle by Hank Blalock. 

UPDATE, 6:24: Maddon said Zobrist is hitting leadoff only for tonight, that Bartlett will be back at the top of the order after his one day off.

DEVELOPING: The Rays lineup has a considerably different look today, with Ben Zobrist at the top - and regular leadoff man Jason Bartlett getting the day off. Also different, is that Evan Longoria is back in the No. 3 spot and Carlos Pena in the cleanup spot. And the Indians are indeed without star CF Grady Sizemore, who is out after bruising his left knee on Sunday. 

Here is the full Rays lineup:
Zobrist rf
Crawford lf
Longoria 3b
Pena 1b
Blalock dh
Upton cf
Jaso c
Brignac ss
Rodriguez 2b
Niemann p

And for the Indians:
Cabrera ss
Grudzielanek 2b
Choo rf
Hafner dh
Kearns lf
Branyan 1b
Peralta 3b
Redmond c
Crowe cf
Carmona p


[Last modified: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 12:15am]


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