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Intrasquad game lineups

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The Gooses
Melky Cabrera CF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Shelley Duncan 1B
Morgan Ensberg DH
Wilkson Betemit 3B
Jason Lane LF
Jose Tabata RF
Jeff Karstens RHP

The Gators
Johnny Damon LF
Jose Molina C
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jason Giambi 1B
Cody Ransom DH
Nick Green 2B
Chris Woodward SS
Brett Gardner CF
Mike Mussina RHP

Prediction: After a benches-clearing brawl in the fourth inning, the Gators will go on to defeat the Gooses 4-3 on Alex Rodriguez’s walk-off homer in the seventh. Rodriguez will then opt out of his intersquad contract and sign with the Gooses for any future games. “I just feel more comfortable with Melky and Robbie,” he will say. “But I did not consult Scott Boras.” Hank Steinbrenner, unsure whether to be angry about the loss or happy about the win, will offer no comment.

Stay tuned for blog play-by-play on at least the first couple of innings. At some point the clubhouse will be open so we can talk to Moose and Karstens.