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Texas Rangers Activate Nelson Cruz

Rangers fans watching the first place team take on the Royals in Kansas City tonight will have quite the welcome sight - Nelson Cruz is active and will bat fifth. The team could have used him over the weekend in Arlington as it faced three tough left-handed pitchers, but the lead is still 7.5 games and there is still a month to play.

To make room for Cruz, the team sent down outfielder Brandon Boggs, who should return in September. 

Tonight's lineup:

1. SS - Elvis Andrus
2. 3B - Michael Young
3. CF - Josh Hamilton
4. DH - Vladimir Guerrero
5. RF - Nelson Cruz
6. LF - David Murphy
7. C - Bengie Molina
8. 1B - Mitch moreland
9. 2B - Andres Blanco

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.