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May 18, 2013

Tonight's Rangers-Tigers lineups: Ian Kinsler out again

Ian Kinsler is out of the Texas Rangers lineup for the second consecutive day as he continues to recover from bruised ribs on his right side. Kinsler has been playing through the injury, but re-aggravated it when he was hit by a pitch on Thursday night.

Leury Garcia makes his second consecutive start at second, and will be batting ninth. David Murphy is in the two-hole, as manager Ron Washington said he hopes the higher lineup spot helps Murphy get going.

Texas -- 1. Elvis Andrus, ss; 2. David Murphy, lf; 3. Lance Berkman, dh; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Nelson Cruz, rf; 6. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 7. Robinson Chirinos, c; 8. Leonys Martin, cf; 9. Leury Garcia, 2b.

RHP Justin Grimm (2-3, 4.28 ERA)

Detroit -- 1. Andy Dirks, lf; 2. Torii Hunter, rf; 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3b; 4. Prince Fielder, 1b; 5. Victor Martinez, dh; 6. Alex Avila, c; 7. Jhonny Peralta, ss; 8. Omar Infante, 2b; 9. Avisail Garcia, cf.

RHP Anibal Sanchez (4-3, 2.05 ERA)


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