Here is tonight's lineup for the first game of a big three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Alex Rodriguez, who didn't appear in Tuesday night's All-Star Game, is in the lineup tonight, playing third base and batting cleanup. reported on Wednesday morning that Rodriguez didn't play in the All-Star Game due to a sore right thumb. But Brian Cashman told Newsday on Wednesday that A-Rod's health had nothing to do with him not appearing in the game.

In fact, Cashman said: "He was healthy and could have played."

Jeter ss
Swisher rf
Teixeira 1b
ARod 3b
Cano 2b
Posada c
Granderson cf
Miranda dh
Gardner lf

Sabathia p

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