Ron Washington's Game 1 Lineup

Via Richard Durrett, we've got Ron Washington's Texas Rangers lineup for Game 1 of their Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled for a 4:07 Central Time first pitch this afternoon.

1. 2B Ian Kinsler
2. SS Elvis Andrus
3. CF Josh Hamilton*
4. 1B Michael Young
5. 3B Adrian Beltre
6. C Mike Napoli
7. RF Nelson Cruz
8. DH Yorvit Torrealba
9. LF Craig Gentry 

With rookie left-hander Matt Moore starting for the Rays, Washington has loaded his lineup with right-handed hitters, leaving first baseman Mitch Moreland and outfielders David Murphy and Endy Chavez on the bench.

Gentry's almost certainly a better fit in center field than left; he's started just one game in left field all season. But Ron Washington reportedly told Hamilton he'll be in center field throughout the postseason, and doesn't want to mess with Hamilton's head now.

Do you think Mike Scioscia will be watching? You have to wonder what he might say about Yorvit Torrealba DHing so Mike Napoli can don the tools of ignorance ...

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