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August 12, 2013

Today's Rangers-Astros lineups: Jeff Baker starts at first again

Jeff Baker is back in the Rangers lineup at first base for a second consecutive game with the Astros starting a left-hander.

Manager Ron Washington didn't say first base is now a platoon position between Baker and Mitch Moreland, but said that's the best position to get Baker at-bats against lefties.

Baker, who went 1 for 3 with a walk Sunday, said he is beginning to get his timing back at the plate after missing a month with a right thumb sprain.

Texas vs. LHP Brett Oberholtzer -- 1. Leonys Martin, cf; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Ian Kinsler, dh; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 6. Alex Rios, rf; 7. Jeff Baker, 1b; 8. Craig Gentry, lf; 9. Jurickson Profar, 2b.

Houston vs. RHP Yu Darvish -- 1. Robbie Grossman, lf; 2. Marc Krauss, rf; 3. Brett Wallace, 1b; 4. Chris Carter, dh; 5. Matt Dominguez, 3b; 6. Carlos Corporan, c; 7. Brandon Barnes, cf; 8. Jake Elmore, 2b; 9. Jonathan Villar, ss.

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