ALDS Game 3 lineups: Rangers vs. Rays

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Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the Rangers-Rays series:

   TEXAS RANGERS              TAMPA BAY RAYS
1. Ian Kinsler, 2B         1. Desmond Jennings, LF
2. Elvis Andrus, SS        2. B.J. Upton, CF
3. Josh Hamilton, LF       3. Evan Longoria, 3B
4. Michael Young, DH       4. Matt Joyce, RF
5. Adrian Beltre, 3B       5. Johnny Damon, DH
6. Mike Napoli, C          6. Ben Zobrist, 2B
7. Nelson Cruz, RF         7. Casey Kotchman, 1B
8. Mitch Moreland, 1B      8. John Jaso, C
9. Craig Gentry, CF        9. Reid Brignac, SS

SP Colby Lewis, RHP        SP David Price, LHP

Ron Washington is using a different lineup against left-hander David Price than he used in Game 1 against left-hander Matt Moore, as Josh Hamilton and Craig Gentry flip-flop spots in the outfield and Michael Young slides from first base to designated hitter while Mitch Moreland (a lefty bat) replaces Yorvit Torrealba (a righty bat).

Meanwhile, after facing left-handed starters in back-to-back games the Rays are turning to their standard lineup versus right-handers, which includes three right-handed hitters atop the lineup followed by six consecutive left-handed (or switch-) hitters.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.