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Rays vs. Marlins, AL style



UPDATE, 5:58: Tonight's home plate umpire is Jim Joyce, who was the ump who missed the perfect game call, and then admitted his mistake. ... Also, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy is a guest tonight of Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez.

UPDATE, 5:54: Manager Joe Maddon said he really wants to develop more of a set lineup, or at least set lineups vs. righthanders and lefthanders, and likes the look of this lineup, with Carlos Pena in the middle. ... Maddon also said C Dioner Navarro still has a stuff neck but would be available later in the game tonight. ... SS Jason Bartlett had another good workout with his eyes on a Tuesday return, though Maddon said the Rays would talk tonight about whether Bartlett should first play a couple games in the minors.

DEVELOPING: The Rays are readying for the first of 15 games against NL teams by hosting the cross-state rival Marlins:

The Rays have John Jaso back at the top of their lineup, and Carl Crawford back in the usual No. 2 spot:
Jaso c
Crawford lf
Longoria 3b
Pena 1b
Zobrist rf
Upton cf
Blalock dh
Rodriguez 2b
Brignac ss
Shields p

And the Marlins have a few familiar faces in their lineup, local product Chris Coghlan and ex-Ray Jorge Cantu:
Coghlan lf
G. Sanchez 1b
Ramirez ss
Cantu dh
Uggla 2b
Ross cf
Stanton rf
Helms 3b
Paulino c
A. Sanchez p

[Last modified: Sunday, July 11, 2010 12:15am]


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