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Rangers Vs. Twins: Sunday Lineups


Texas Rangers vs. RHP Liam Hendriks

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

Minnesota Twins vs. RHP Neftali Feliz

  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Jamey Carroll, SS
  3. Joe Mauer, C
  4. Justin Morneau, DH
  5. Josh Willingham, LF
  6. Chris Parmelee, 1B
  7. Danny Valencia, 3B
  8. Clete Thomas, RF
  9. Alexi Casilla, 2B

Clete Thomas gets his first start as a Twin today. As a lefty, he gives Feliz the same issue Minnesota gave Darvish: a platoon disadvantage in two out of every three batters faced.

Mitch Moreland remains unavailable due to an abscessed tooth, but the lineup is otherwise optimal.

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