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August 23, 2012

Tonight's Rangers-Twins lineups

The Texas Rangers open a four-game series tonight against the Minnesota Twins, who are in the cellar of the American League Central.

The Rangers have gone 5-1 against the Twins so far this season, and will be looking to build upon their five-game lead over Oakland in the American League West.

Elvis Andrus starts for the third time in his career -- second this season -- at designated hitter, as manager Ron Washington wants to give him a little breather.

Texas -- 1. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 2. Elvis Andrus, dh; 3. Josh Hamilton, cf; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Nelson Cruz, rf; 6. Michael Young, ss; 7. David Murphy, lf; 8. Geovany Soto, c; 9. Mike Olt, 1b.

RHP Roy Oswalt (4-2, 6.04 ERA)

Minnesota -- 1. Denard Span, cf; 2. Ben Revere, rf; 3. Joe Mauer, c; 4. Josh Willingham, dh; 5. Justin Morneau, 1b; 6. Ryan Doumit, lf; 7. Trevor Plouffe, 3b; 8. Jamey Carroll, 2b; 9. Pedro Florimon, ss.

LHP Scott Diamond (10-5, 2.95 ERA)

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