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For starters, Rays vs. Yankees

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UPDATE, 7:08: Late lineup switch for the Yankees as Swisher moves to DH and Jones goes into RF.

UPDATE, 5:24: Maddon says Zobrist is available to pinch hit tonight. The bullpen is a little short still, with Peralta and McGee off tonight and Farnsworth likely unavailable. Also, Maddon said there is a chance they could stick with a 6-man rotation for a while.

UPDATE, 3:52: Rays lineup, with Chirinos hitting second, Zobrist out and Joyce back:
Damon dh,
Chirinos c,
Kotchman 1b,
Longoria 3b,
Joyce rf,
Upton cf,
Fuld lf,
Rodriguez 2b,
Brignac ss
Price p

YANKEES lineup:
Jeter ss
Granderson cf
Texieira 1b
Cano 2b
Swisher rf
Martin c
Jones dh
Nunez 3b
Gardner lf
Garcia p

 

DEVELOPING:

Having evened the series with the Yankees with Tuesday's 3-2 win, the Rays look to get ahead tonight and will have LHP David Price on the mound.

Price said he relishes the opportunities to pitch big games for the Rays, and they are counting on him to be on his game. The Yankees will counter with Freddy Garcia.

The latest injury issue for the Rays involved RF/2B Ben Zobrist, who left Tuesday's game with a bruise after fouling a ball off his right calf. His status will be determined this afternoon. It's possible that OF Matt Joyce, who fouled a ball off his right knee on Saturday, could return to the lineup for the first time since then. He has pinch-hit twice.

 

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