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For starters, Rays vs Rangers

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September

The Rays will try to go for their first win this year in Texas, playing the second game of a three-game set here in Arlington against the Rangers.

RHP Matt Garza will start for the Rays, and Gregg Zaun will be behind the plate. The Rangers are starting Kevin Millwood.

Garza has also had a bit of a hard-luck season, thanks to receiving the lowest run support in the AL. He boasts a 3.70 ERA but is just 8-10, making him the only one of the 39 major league pitchers with an ERA under 3.90 to have losing record entering today.

Like everywhere else, college football is taking over here, too. The big screen in the Rays clubhouse is on Miami-Virginia Tech, and with many players with different allegiances, there should be some trash-talking throughout the day.

Here is the Rays lineup:
Bartlett ss
Crawford lf
Longoria, 3b
Zobrist rf
Burrell dh
Aybar 1b
Upton, cf
Zaun, c
Iwamura, 2b
Garza, p

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:51am]

    

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