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Rangers Vs. Angels Starting Lineups: Hamilton, Beltre Out

The Texas Rangers are playing a crucial game on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Angels, and will be without their top two players. Adrian Beltre and Josh Hamilton are both out tonight, replaced in the lineup by Mitch Moreland and Craig Gentry.

The Rangers have just a three-game lead over the Oakland A's for the top spot in the AL West, with the Angels three games back of Oakland.

Starting lineups for tonight:

Texas:

1. Ian Kinsler - 2B
2. Elvis Andrus - SS
3. Michael Young - 3B
4. Nelson Cruz - RF
5. David Murphy - LF
6. Mike Napoli - DH
7. Geovany Soto - C
8. Craig Gentry - CF
9. Mitch Moreland - 1B

Los Angeles:

1. Mike Trout - CF
2. Erick Aybar - SS
3. Albert Pujols - 1B
4. Torii Hunter - RF
5. Howard Kendrick - 2B
6. Vernon Wells - LF
7. Alberto Callaspo - 3B
8. Mark Trumbo - DH
9. Chris Iannetta - C

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