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For starters, Rays-Marlins, with Longoria

UPDATE, NOON: Manager Joe Maddon said Longoria was "a little bit sore but he's fine'' to play. "The big thing last night was to get some ice on that thing fast,'' Maddon said. "The swelling would be the big detriment today but apparently he's okay.''

Rather than give SS Jason Bartlett the day off today, Maddon decided to rest him Monday in Cleveland, given his past struggles against Indians starter Fausto Carmona, and will start Reid Brignac.

NEWS: The Rays are looking for their first three-game sweep and second four-game winning streak of the season today, and they will have 3B Evan Longoria, who was hit on the left arm by a pitch Saturday night, in the lineup.
Here's the lineup:
Upton, cf
Crawford, lf
Longoria, 3b
Pena, 1b
Zobrist, rf
Bartlett, ss
Iwamura, 2b
Navarro, c
Shields, p

And for the Marlins:
Bonifacio, 3b
Hermida, rf
Ramirez, ss
Gload, 1b
Uggla, 2b
Baker, c
Ross, cf
Coghlan, lf
Johnson, p

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:47am]


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