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Rocking Cleveland, day two



The Rays are trying to avoid a season-high five game losing streak tonight, and it's not going to be easy for their struggling offense to break out against Indians ace lefthander Cliff Lee, who is 11-2 and ranks second in the league with a 2.43 ERA.

Manager Joe Maddon chose to stick with the same lineup as Thursday, despite being held to two runs. In their four-game losing streak, the Rays are 2-for-34 with runners in scoring position and have a .182 overall average.

The lineups:

Iwamura, 2b
Crawford, lf
Upton, cf
Pena, 1b
Longoria, 3b
Navarro, c
Aybar, dh
Gomes, rf
Zobrist, ss
Shields, p

SIzemore, cf
Carroll, 2b
Francisco, lf
Peralta, ss
Blake, 1b
Choo, rf
Shoppach, c
Dellucci, dh
Marte, 3b
Lee, p

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:36am]


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