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Game Two of Doubleheader lineup 5/8


Julio Lugo, SS

Nick Markakis, RF

Matt Wieters, DH

Miguel Tejada, 3B

Ty Wigginton, 2B

Luke Scott, LF

Adam Jones, CF

Rhyne Hughes, 1B

Craig Tatum, C

Kevin Millwood, SP


Denard Span, CF

Orlando Hudson, 2B

Justin Morneau, 1B

Jim Thome, DH

Michael Cuddyer, RF

Delmon Young, LF

Nick Punto, 3B

Alexi Casilla, SS

Drew Butera, C

Scott Baker, SP


Win them Both.

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