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September 06, 2012

Thursday's Rangers-Royals lineups: Michael Young at shortstop

Elvis Andrus is getting a day off, though he said he doesn't need one. His back has been stiff the last few days, but he said he's healthy enough to play. "I'll let you know when you have to worry," he said. So, Michael Young takes Andrus' spot at shortstop and in the second spot in the lineup. Jurickson Profar's big-league debut at shortstop will have to wait.

Rangers lineup vs. RHP Luke Hochevar: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Michael Young, ss; Josh Hamilton, dh; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Nelson Cruz, rf; David Murphy, lf; Geovany Soto, c; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Craig Gentry, cf.

Royals lineup vs. RHP Scott Feldman: Lorenzo Cain, cf; Alcides Escobar, ss; Alex Gordon, lf; Billy Butler, dh; Salvador Perez, c; Mike Moustakas, 3b; Jeff Francoeur, rf; Eric Hosmer, 1b; Tony Abreu, 2b.

-- Jeff Wilson


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