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August 10, 2013

Tonight's Rangers-Astros lineups: Alex Rios makes debut

As expected, Alex Rios is making his debut with the Texas Rangers tonight. He's playing right field and batting sixth.

Manager Ron Washington met with Rios this afternoon, and told the 32-year-old that the team isn't looking for him "to carry the team." They simply want Rios to fit in and help with the stretch run.

Texas vs. RHP Brad Peacock -- 1. Leonys Martin, cf; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 6. Alex Rios, rf; 7. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 8. Jurickson Profar, dh; 9. David Murphy, lf.

Houston vs. LHP Derek Holland -- 1. Robbie Grossman, lf; 2. L.J. Hoes, rf; 3. Jose Altuve, 2b; 4. Jason Castro, c; 5. Chris Carter, dh; 6. Matt Dominguez, 3b; 7. Brett Wallace, 1b; 8. Brandon Barnes, cf; 9. Jake Elmore, ss.

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