The All-Star break didn't do anything to change manager Ron Washington's mind about Nelson Cruz hitting fifth and Michael Young sixth. The Rangers are 2-0 with that lineup, albeit in games won in extra innings. But Cruz had a big game in the first win, and Young had big one in the second. For two games, it appears to be working.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Kevin Millwood: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Josh Hamilton, lf; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Nelson Cruz, rf; Michael Young, 1b; David Murphy, dh; Mike Napoli, c; Leonys Martin, cf.
Mariners lineup vs. LHP Derek Holland: Dustin Ackley, 2b; Ichiro Suzuki, rf; Casper Wells, lf; Jesus Montero, dh; Kyle Seager, 3b; Justin Smoak, 1b; Miguel Olivo, c; Michael Saunders, cf; Brendan Ryan, ss.
-- Jeff Wilson