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Rangers Vs. Indians: Saturday Lineups

Per RotoInfo.

Texas vs. RHP Fausto Carmon

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

Cleveland vs. LHP Derek Holland

  1. LF Michael Brantley
  2. 2B Orlando Cabrera
  3. SS Asdrubal Cabrera
  4. 1B Carlos Santana
  5. CF Grady Sizemore
  6. DH Shelly Duncan
  7. RF Austin Kearns
  8. C Lou Marson
  9. 3B Adam Everett

The Rangers elect to move Josh Hamilton to center to give David Murphy some playing time, which seems confusing. Exposing Hamilton ever-so-slightly more to injury potential does not seem worth benching white hot Endy Chavez for Murphy.

Jack Hannahan will miss his second straight game due to a hamstring injury, and Shin-Soo Choo will sit in favor of Austin Kearns. Kearns off-sets the drop in offense some with the right-vs-left platoon advantage, the net drop in offense with Kearns and Everett is a massive one for Cleveland, and an advantage for the Rangers. Lou Marson also represents a drop offensively from Travis Buck.

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