Rangers Post No Surprises In ALCS Game 2 Lineup

Rangers manager Ron Washington has posted his Game 2 lineup to face the TigersMax Scherzer:

1. Ian Kinsler – R – 2B
2. Elvis Andrus – R – SS
3. Josh Hamilton – L – CF
4. Michael Young – R – DH
5. Adrian Beltre – R – 3B
6. Mike Napoli – R – C
7. Nelson Cruz – R – RF
8. David Murphy – L – LF
9. Mitch Moreland – L – 1B

There are no surprises here, and there shouldn’t be. This is the same lineup Washington used in Game 1, and the lineup he generally uses against righthanded pitching. The lineup overall didn’t hit that well against Justin Verlander and three Tigers relievers, having just six hits, but it was enough for a Game 1 victory. Nelson Cruz homered on Saturday night. Current Rangers are hitting .246/.310/.347 (29-for-118) against Scherzer in regular-season play, and the only home run has been hit by… Cruz.

So if you’re looking for a storyline today, watch out for Cruz. The Rangers will simply be looking for a win.

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