Game 6 lineups: Chavez LF, Murphy DH

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington's original lineup had Endy Chavez at designated hitter and David Murphy in left field, but the skipper flipped those.

"Endy covers more ground out there," Washington said.

Struggling Mitch Moreland is not in the lineup (with Michael Young at first) and neither is Yorvit Torrealba, who is 4-for-9 in this AL Championship Series.

Having Chavez in the lineup at No. 9 does give him some more speed at the bottom of the order and the possibility of bunting or playing hit and run. Craig Gentry would also be available to pinch-hit if needed and could go into the field.

The lineups:


CF Austin Jackson

RF Ryan Raburn

1B Miguel Cabrera

DH Victor Martinez (S)

LF Delmon Young

SS Jhonny Peralta

C Alex Avila (L)

3B Brandon Inge

2B Ramon Santiago (S)


2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

CF Josh Hamilton (L)

1B Michael Young

3B Adrian Beltre

C Mike Napoli

RF Nelson Cruz

DH David Murphy (L)

LF Endy Chavez (L)

RHP Max Scherzer vs. LHP Derek Holland