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For starters, Rays vs Yankees

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October

The Rays will wrap up their season today by going for a three-game sweep of the AL East champion Yankees.

They will do so without SS Jason Bartlett - who has set a new club record for batting average in a season (.320) - and LF Carl Crawford.

The Yankees have pretty much their regular lineup, a tuneup for the ALDS, which will likely start Wednesday for them against either the Tigers or Twins.

RHP Wade Davis will make his final start of the season, wrapping up an impressive short stint in the big leagues.

A few things to watch today will be: whether Ben Zobrist can reach the .300 mark, he'll need to go either 3-for-3 or 4-for-5 to complete the feat. And injured Carlos Pena still has a chance to share the AL home run crown with Mark Teixeira, with the two tied at 39 going into today's game.

Rays lineup:
Upton, cf
Brignac, ss
Longoria 3b
Zobrist 2b
Aybar 1b
Burrell dh
Zaun, c
Gross rf
Kapler, lf

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Yankees lineup:
Jeter, ss
Damon, lf
Teixeira, 1b
Rodriguez, 3b
Matsui, dh
Swisher, rf
Cano, 2b
Cabrera, cf
Molina c

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com

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

    

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