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Braves Vs. Rays: Game 1 Lineups Announced

The Braves begin interleague play in Tampa taking on the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Because baseball has strange rules and the game is being played in Tampa, the Braves will have a designated hitter in the lineup. Eric Hinske has spent most of his career in the American League and has a lifetime .248 average as a DH.

Here is the lineup for the Braves:

Michael Bourn, CF

Martin Prado, LF

Freddie Freeman, 1B

Dan Uggla, 2B

Brian McCann, C

Chipper Jones, 3B

Jason Heyward, RF

Eric Hinske, DH

Tyler Pastornicky, SS

Here is the lineup for the Rays:

Ben Zobrist, 2B

B.J. Upton, CF

Matt Joyce, RF

Carlos Pena, 1B

Luke Scott, DH

Jeff Keppinger, 3B

Eliot Johnson, SS

Rich Thompson, LF

Jose Molina, C

For more on the Atlanta Braves, check out Talking Chop. Tampa Rays news and info can be found at D Rays Bay, and all your MLB info is available at Baseball Nation.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.