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Rangers Vs. Tigers Game 2 Lineup: Derek Holland Going Up Against Justin Verlander

The Texas Rangers are looking to bounce back from their 6-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers, and the Rangers are sending out Derek Holland to go up against Justin Verlander. Holland is only 7-6 with a 5.18 ERA while Verlander has a more impressive stat line with a 12-7 record and an ERA 2.51.

Verlander struggles on the road and has lost his last two starts away from Comerica Park with a 5.25 ERA. As for Holland, he has struggled over his last four starts with a 1-2 record and a 7.00 ERA.

Catcher Mike Napoli is not in the lineup as he landed on the disabled list with a strained left quad, and in his place will be Geovany Soto.

Rangers lineup:
1. Ian Kinsler DH
2. Elvis Andrus SS
3. Josh Hamilton CF
4. Adrian Beltre 3B
5. Nelson Cruz RF
6. Michael Young 2B
7. David Murphy LF
8. Geovany Soto C
9. Mitch Moreland 1B
Derek Holland P

Tigers lineup:
1. Austin Jackson CF
2. Omar Infante 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera 3B
4. Prince Fielder 1B
5. Delmon Young DH
6. Jeff Baker RF
7. Jhonny Peralta SS
8. Andy Dirks LF
9. Gerald Laird C
Justin Verlander P

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