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For starters, Rays vs Yankees on Fourth of July

The Rays will go for a three-game sweep of the first-place Yankees today in a Fourth of July matinee at Tropicana Field.


LHP David Price, recently named an All-Star, will get the start on the mound, tied for the league-lead in wins with 11. The Yankees start RHP David Phelps, making his third big-league start.

Jeff Keppinger, who has seven RBI in 10 games since coming off the DL, is in the cleanup spot.

*RHP Jeremy Hellickson (right shin bruise) said he's good to go for Thursday's start in Cleveland.

*Still no DH/OF Hideki Matsui in the lineup, though it looks like he's going to test his tight left hamstring by running with head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield before today's game.

Rays lineup
Jennings lf
Pena 1b
Upton cf
Keppinger 3b
Zobrist rf
Scott dh
Lobaton c
S-Rod 2b
Johnson ss
Price lhp

Yankees lineup
Jeter ss
Granderson cf
Teixiera 1b
A-rod dh
Cano 2b
Swisher rf
Jones lf
Martin c
Nix 3b
Phelps rhp

[Last modified: Friday, August 3, 2012 12:39am]


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