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Tigers Vs. Rangers, Game 1: Thursday Lineups Announced

The lineups for Game 1 of the four-game set between the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers, the rematch of the 2011 American League Championship Series, have been announced. The only real change in the lineup for the Rangers is Josh Hamilton has been moved from his usual center field position into left field, as David Murphy is getting a "night off". Also, Yorvit Torrealba will catch Yu Darvish for the first time this season.

Here's the full lineup for the Rangers:

Ian Kinsler 2B,
Elivs Andrus SS,
Josh Hamilton LF,
Adrian Beltre 3B,
Michael Young DH,
Nelson Cruz RF,
Mike Napoli 1B,
Yorvit Torrealba C,
Craig Gentry CF,

Here's the Tigers lineup:

Austin Jackson, CF
Brennan Boesch, RF
Miguel Cabrera, 3B
Prince Fielder, 1B
Delmon Young DH,
Alex Avila, C
Don Kelly, LF
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Ramon Santiago, 2B

As mentioned, Darvish (1-0, 4.76 ERA) is starting for the Rangers, while Adam Wilk (0-1, 3.60 ERA) is tossing for the Tigers.

For more news and analysis on the Rangers, head over to Lone Star Ball while Bless You Boys has you covered for all the pre-game angles from Detroit.

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