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Rays v Yankees: A day for the birds

Posted Apr 23, 2013 by Roger Mooney

Updated Apr 23, 2013 at 05:21 PM

ROGER MOONEY
ST. PETERSBURG Today’s pregame entertainment came in the form of Mindy, a 22-year-old Umbrella Cockatoo, who sat perched on Joe Maddon’s arm as he walked through the Rays clubhouse.

Later, Mindy sat on Maddon’s shoulder during his pregame media session.

Tomorrow’s guest will also be from the animal kingdom and will be epic, Maddon promised.

As for tonight, David Price takes the hill against the Yankees looking for his first win of the season.

The Rays have won four straight and are one-game under .500.

Tonight’s lineup was picked by the Tampa Chamber of Commerce. The Rays are 2-0 when the Tampa CC picks the lineups.

Here are the lineups for tonight’s game:

YANKEES
Gardner CF
Nunez SS
Cano 2B
Wells LF
Francisco DH
Overbay 1B
Stewart C
Suzuki RF
Nix 3B

Hughes RHP (0-2, 6.43)

RAYS
Jennings CF
Roberts 2B
Zobrist RF
Longoria 3B
Joyce LF
Escobar SS
Loney 1B
Molina C
Johnson DH

Price LHP (0-1, 6.26)

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