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Rangers Vs. Rays: Starting Lineups For Monday's Series Opener

Michael Young returns from the Paternity List and Mike Olt finds himself back in the lineup, as the Texas Rangers open a three-game series against the surging Tampa Bay Rays. David Murphy, who has been one of the hottest hitters in the MLB in August, will also get the day off against LHP David Price.

Here are the starting lineups for both teams:


1. Desmond Jennings - LF
2. B.J. Upton - CF
3. Ben Zobrist - SS
4. Evan Longoria - DH
5. Jeff Keppinger - 1B
6. Ryan Roberts - 2B
7. Sam Fuld - RF
8. Jose Molina - C
9. Elliot Johnson - 3B

David Price - SP


1. Ian Kinsler - 2B
2. Elvis Andrus - SS
3. Josh Hamilton - LF
4. Adrian Beltre - 3B
5. Nelson Cruz - RF
6. Michael Young - DH
7. Geovany Soto - C
8. Craig Gentry - CF
9. Mike Olt - 1B

Derek Holland - SP

First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. CT.

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