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4/22 Rangers vs. Royals Lineups

Per Jeff Wilson:


  1. 2B Ian Kinsler
  2. SS Elvis Andrus
  3. 1B Michael Young
  4. 3B Adrian Beltre
  5. LF Nelson Cruz
  6. DH Mike Napoli
  7. CF David Murphy
  8. C Yorvit Torrealba
  9. RF Mitch Moreland


  1. 2B Chris Getz
  2. CF Melky Cabrera
  3. LF Alex Goordon
  4. DH Billy Butler
  5. RF Jeff Francoeur
  6. 3B Wilson Betemit
  7. 1B Kil Ka'aihue
  8. C Brayan Pena
  9. SS Alcides Escobar

I'm not sure about Mitch Moreland batting ninth. Not that it makes a big difference (it might even be a plus), it just seems weird and surprising.

Once again, another really bad defensive outfield. For a flyball pitcher in Derek Holland. Just close your eyes with the Royals swing.

Jeff Francoeur faces Texas for the first time since being a part of their World Series run, Matt Treanor has to wait until tomorrow.

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