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June 07, 2013

Tonight's Rangers-Blue Jays lineups: Cruz, Berkman off

Nelson Cruz has been dealing with some hamstring issues, and is not in tonight's lineup as manager Ron Washington wants to limit how much he plays on the Rogers Centre AstroTurf. Lance Berkman is also off, as Adrian Beltre is serving as the designated hitter.

Washington said Beltre won't play in the field during the series, although Berkman is expected to be at first base on Saturday.

Chris McGuiness, meanwhile, is slated to make his big-league debut at first base.

Texas -- 1. Elvis Andrus, ss; 2. Jurickson Profar, 2b; 3. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 4. Adrian Beltre, dh; 5. Jeff Baker, 3b; 6. David Murphy, lf; 7. Craig Gentry, cf; 8. Chris McGuiness, 1b; 9. Leonys Martin, rf.

RHP Nick Tepesch (3-4, 3.44 ERA)

Toronto -- 1. Melky Cabrera, lf; 2. Jose Bautista, rf; 3. Edwin Encarnacion, dh; 4. Adam Lind, 1b; 5. J.P. Arencibia, c; 6. Colby Rasmus, cf; 7. Maicer Izturis, 3b; 8. Emilio Bonifacio, 2b; 9. Munenori Kawasaki, ss.

RHP Esmil Rogers (1-2, 3.77)


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