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Rays vs. Rangers, seeking sweep



Update 12:05 p.m. Manager Joe Maddon said everything went really well with RHPs Jeff Niemann and RHP Wade Davis' bullpen sessions today. The next step of their rehab from right shoulder strains is a simulated game Friday in Oakland, with the target date of a return in next week's Anaheim series (Aug 23-25).

Developing: The Rays are looking to make it a clean sweep of the AL West-leading Rangers and five in a row overall in today's matinee before heading to the west coast.

The lineup looks a little bit different, with Carlos Pena at DH, Ben Zobrist at first and Sean Rodriguez in rightfield.

Here is the full order:
Upton cf
Bartlett ss
Crawford lf
Longoria 3b
Pena DH
Shoppach c
Zobrist 1b
Rodriguez rf
Brignac 2b
Shields p

And for the Rangers, again without Michael Young:

Borbon cf
Blanco ss
Hamilton dh
Guerrero rf
Murphy lf
Cantu 3b
Moreland 1b
Teagarden c
Arias 2b
Holland p



[Last modified: Friday, September 17, 2010 12:15am]


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