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ALCS, Rangers Vs. Tigers: Texas Announces Game 1 Lineup

Game 1 of the ALCS is due to start in just over two hours, and Ron Washington has announced the starting lineup as the Rangers continue to defend their American League pennant from 2010.

Ian Kinsler, 2B
Elvis Andrus, SS
Josh Hamilton, CF
Michael Young, DH
Adrian Beltre, 3B
Mike Napoli, C
Nelson Cruz, RF
David Murphy, LF
Mitch Moreland, 1B

C.J. Wilson, SP

Nothing here is surprising. Washington started Hamilton in centerfield against the Rays, so it's not surprising that he's doing it again in the ALCS against the Tigers

Texas' lineup will hopefully grind out tough at bats against Justin Verlander, and at the very least, get his pitch count up in the early part of the game.

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