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August 26, 2011

Friday's lineups: Rangers vs. Angels

The Rangers open a key three-game series against the Angels tonight at Rangers Ballpark. Texas is reeling from three consecutive losses to the Boston Red Sox, getting outscored by a combined 30-7.

Ron Washington shuffled his lineup slighlty, moving Nelson Cruz down a spot to the seven-hole and bringing Mitch Moreland up to No. 6. Here's how the Rangers and Angels will open up the series.

Texas Rangers

1. Ian Kinsler (2B)

2. Elvis Andrus (SS)

3. Josh Hamilton (LF)

4. Michael Young (3B)

5. Mike Napoli (C)

6. Mitch Moreland (1B)

7. Nelson Cruz (RF)

8. David Murphy (DH)

9. Endy Chavez (CF)

P -- Derek Holland (11-5, 4.42 ERA)

LA Anaheim Angels

1. Peter Bourjos (CF)

2. Bobby Abreu (DH)

3. Howie Kendrick (2B)

4. Torii Hunter (RF)

5. Mark Trumbo (1B)

6. Vernon Wells (LF)

7. Alberto Callaspo (3B)

8. Erick Aybar (SS)

9. Bobby Wilson (C)

P -- Dan Haren (13-6, 2.98)


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