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Aaron Hicks - CF

Joe Mauer - C

Josh Willingham - LF

Justin Morneau - 1B

Ryan Doumit - DH

Trevor Plouffe - 3B

Wilkin Ramirez - RF

Brian Dozier - 2B

Pedro Florimon - SS

Pedro Hernandez - LHP (0-1, 18.00 ERA)


Nick Markakis - RF

Manny Machado - 3B

Chris Davis - 1B

Adam Jones - CF

Steve Pearce - DH

J.J. Hardy - SS

Nolan Reimold - LF

Taylor Teagarden - C

Alexi Casilla - 2B

Jason Hammel - RHP (1-0, 4.50 ERA)



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