Lineups: Hamilton back, Andrus not

HOUSTON -- The battle for the Silver Boot continues as the Rangers and Astros start a three-game set at Minute Maid Park. Josh Hamilton is back after getting a Sunday off for the day game, and Elvis Andrus is out with a sprained left wrist. He is available to pinch run and play some defense. He could also hit in a pinch, though manager Ron Washington isn't trying to do that unless he's forced to. Andrus hopes to return Thursday.

Now the lineups:


2B Ian Kinsler

SS Andres Blanco

CF Josh Hamilton

3B Adrian Beltre

1B Michael Young

LF Nelson Cruz

RF Mitch Moreland

C Yorvit Torrealba

P C.J. Wilson


LF Jason Bourgeois

CF Michael Bourn

RF Hunter Pence

1B Carlos Lee

2B Jeff Keppinger

3B Chris Johnson

SS Clint Barmes

C Carlos Corporan

P Jordan Lyles