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Rangers Vs. Twins Game 2 Lineup: Josh Hamilton Will DH

Outfielder Josh Hamilton will be in the lineup as the designated hitter on Saturday for Texas Rangers when they take on the Minnesota Twins. Hamilton had back spasms and left the game Friday night, but they do not seem to be too serious. With Hamilton as the designated hitter, the Rangers are switching up their lineup and putting Michael Young at first base and Mike Napoli back at catcher.

The starters for Saturday's game are Derek Holland for the Rangers and Samuel Deduno for the Royals. Holland is making his first start for the Rangers since June 5, and he has been on the disabled list since June 7 with left shoulder fatigue. His two rehab starts were loses at Triple-A Round Rock.

As for Deduno he is making his first ever Major League start, and was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday. He had nine starts in the minors this year with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 2.14.

Rangers starting lineups:

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

Twins starting lineups

1. Denard Span CF
2. Ben Revere RF
3. Joe Mauer C
4. Josh Willingham LF
5. Justin Morneau 1B
6. Ryan Doumit DH
7. Trevor Plouffe 3B
8. Brian Dozier SS
9. Jamey Carroll 2B
Samuel Deduno P

For more on the Rangers go check out Lone Star Ball. Twins news and info can be found at Twinkie Town, and all your MLB news is available at Baseball Nation.

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