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Update 4:09 Interesting defensive shuffling in the ninth, with Ben Zobrist replacing Upton in center, and pinch-hitter Willy Aybar staying in the game at second...

Could be that they wanted to have Aybar available to hit in the ninth instead of Michel Hernandez, if it got to that point.

The Rays will go for their third straight win over the Royals in a Sunday matinee here at Tropicana Field.

RHP James Shields gets the start on the mound, and said he'll be focusing on trying to keep his fastball down - and simply locate it better overall - which should increase his effectiveness.

The lineup

Upton, cf
Crawford, lf
Longoria, 3b
Zobrist, 2b
Pena, 1b
Burrell, dh
Gross, Rf

Navarro, c
Bartlett, ss
Shields, p

ROYALS

DeJesus, lf
Bloomquist, rf
Butler, 1b
Jacobs, dh
Callaspo, 2b
Buck, c

Gordon, 3b
Maier, cf
Betancourt, ss
Bannister, p

- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com

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