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August 30, 2010

New Rangers-Royals lineup

The batting order isn't new for the Rangers, but the defensive alignment is. Josh Hamilton will be the designated hitter as the Rangers try to get him off his feet for a day to help him cope with some minor aches and pains. David Murphy moves from left field to center, where he's played a total of six inning this year. Vladimir Guerrero stays in the lineup and becomes the right fielder, and Nelson Cruz moves to left, where he has played four innings this year.

Rangers lineup vs. RHP Kyle Davies: Elvis Andrus, ss; Michael Young, 3b; Josh Hamilton, dh; Vladimir Guerrero, rf; Nelson Cruz, lf; David Murphy, cf; Bengie Molina, c; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Andres Blanco, 2b.

Royals lineup vs. LHP C.J. Wilson: Gregor Blanco, cf; Jason Kendall, c; Billy Butler, 1b; Wilson Betemit, 3b; Yuniesky Betancourt, ss; Brayan Pena, dh; Mike Aviles, 2b; Willie Bloomquist, rf; Jai Miller, lf.

-- Jeff Wilson

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