For starters, Rays vs Yankees

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October

Update 5:45 p.m. Manager Joe Maddon said they put Fernando Perez at DH to get him some at-bats, with the rest of the lineup mostly the same.

Maddon said they were talking about the possible guys who could be playing winter ball, with C Shawn Riggans heading to Puerto Rico to play. Perez and Reid Brignac are other possibilities.

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The Rays open their final series of the season tonight, taking on the AL East champion Yankees and LHP CC Sabathia, who will be going for his 20th win of the season.

The Yankees have most of their regulars in the lineup, including Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira, who is tied for the AL home run lead with Carlos Pena (39).

Rays rookie LHP David Price will make his final start of the season tonight.

The lineup:
Bartlett ss
Crawford lf
Longoria 3b
Zobrist 2b
Aybar 1b
Kapler rf
Upton cf
Navarro c
Perez dh
Price, p

Yankees lineup:
Jeter, ss
Hairston, lf
Teixeira, 1b
Rodriguez, 3b
Swisher, rf
Posada, c
Cano 2b
Cabrera, cf
Molina dh
Sabathia p

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com


 

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