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Rangers Vs. Tigers: Sunday Starting Lineups

Per Jeff Wilson, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

Texas Rangers vs. LHP Drew Smyly

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

Detroit Tigers vs. RHP Colby Lewis

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Brennan Boesch, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Prince Fielder, DH
  5. Delmon Young, LF
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Don Kelly, 1B
  9. Ramon Santiago, 2B

After playing the field with a big ground ball candidate on the mound in Matt Harrison Saturday, Young moves back to DH with the fly ball heavy Lewis pitching. The temporary absence of Adrian Beltre means Gonzalez gets his first start. He is three for eight so far on the year.

Gentry's start in center gives the Rangers the platoon advantage in eight of nine spots against Smyly. The Tigers have the advantage in five spots.

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