USA-Puerto Rico lineups: Gio Gonzalez starts for Team USA

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MIAMI — Gio Gonzalez is warming up in left field at Marlins Park and the Washington Nationals left-hander will pitch for Team USA against Puerto Rico in about 25 minutes.

Gonzalez, a Hialeah, Fla., native, is expected to have a large contingent of fans on hand, but it will be interesting to see what the split is overall and how many are rooting for Team USA or Puerto Rico. 

Here are the lineups for the teams’ first game of the second round of the World Baseball Classic:

Puerto Rico

Angel Pagan CF
Irving Falu 2B
Alex Rios RF
Carlos Beltran DH
Yadier Molina C
Mike Aviles SS
Martin Maldonado 1B
Andy Gonzalez 3B
Eddie Rosario LF
— Mario Santiago P

USA

Jimmy Rollins SS
Brandon Phillips 2B
Ryan Braun LF
Joe Mauer C
David Wright 3B
Eric Hosmer 1B
Adam Jones CF
Giancarlo Stanton RF
Ben Zobrist DH
— Gio Gonzalez P

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Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at acomak@washingtontimes.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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