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May 09, 2012

Wednesday's Rangers-Orioles lineups: That Hamilton guy is in there

Josh Hamilton will get a chance at more history tonight as the starting left fielder for the Rangers. If he collects an extra-base hit in his first at-bat, he will tie the MLB and AL record of seven straight. The surprising thing about the Rangers' lineup is that Mike Napoli is not in there against a left-handed pitcher. Manager Ron Washington said that he felt Napoli (0 for 4 Tuesday and 8 for 44) just needs a day.

Rangers lineup vs. LHP Wei-Yin Chen: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Josh Hamilton, lf; Beltre, dh; Michael Young, 1b; Nelson Cruz, rf; Yorvit Torrealba, c; Brandon Snyder, 3b; Craig Gentry, cf.

Orioles lineup vs. RHP Colby Lewis: Ryan Flaherty, lf; J.J. Hardy, ss; Nick Markakis, rf; Adam Jones, cf; Matt Wieters, c; Wilson Betemit, 3b; Chris Davis, dh; Mark Reynolds, 1b; Robert Andino, 2b.

-- Jeff Wilson


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