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For starters, Rays vs Yankees; Zobrist in RF



The Rays will continue their "Championship Week" celebration today with a pre-game ceremony to hand out their AL Championship rings.

RHP Matt Garza will start for the Rays, and switch-hitting Ben Zobrist will be in rightfield against Yankees right-hander A.J. Burnett. Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira is back in the lineup after missing three games with tendinitis in his wrist.

C Michel Hernandez joined the Rays today after getting called up from Triple-A to replace backup C Shawn Riggans, placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis. Manager Joe Maddon said Hernandez will start Wednesday in the series finale with the Yankees.

Rays lineup:
Upton, cf
Crawford, lf
Longoria, 3b
Pena, 1b
Burrell, dh
Navarro, c
Zobrist, rf
 Iwamura, 2b
Bartlett, ss
Garza, p

Yankees lineup:
Gardner, cf
Jeter, ss
Teixeira, 1b
Swisher, lf
Posada, dh
Cano, 2b
Nady, rf
Pena, 3b
Molina, c
Burnett, p


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[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:45am]


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