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June 17, 2012

Today's lineup: Rangers-Astros

The Texas Rangers clinched the Silver Boot on Saturday night behind an impressive major league debut by Justin Grimm. They will go for the series sweep over the Houston Astros this afternoon. Houston is going with left-hander Dallas Keuchel, making his major league debut.

Josh Hamilton is back, but not in the lineup. Brandon Snyder gets his second start in right field this homestand, as Nelson Cruz shifts to left. Here are the full lineups:

Texas -- 1. Ian Kinsler (2B); 2. Elvis Andrus (SS); 3. Michael Young (3B); 4. Adrian Beltre (DH); 5. Nelson Cruz (LF); 6. Mike Napoli (1B); 7. Brandon Snyder (RF); 8. Yorvit Torrealba (C); 9. Craig Gentry (CF). Pitcher -- Colby Lewis (5-5, 3.13 ERA)

Houston -- 1. Jordan Schafer (CF); 2. Jose Altuve (2B); 3. Jed Lowrie (SS); 4. Carlos Lee (DH); 5. Brain Bogusevic (RF); 6. Justin Maxwell (LF); 7. Jason Castro (C); 8. Matt Downs (1B); 9. Brian Bixler (3B). Pitcher -- Dallas Keuchel

-- Drew Davison


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