Lineups: Elvis Andrus, Nelson Cruz get night off

The Rangers are giving Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz the night off Tuesday against the Royals.

Andrus, who is off to one of his best offensive starts with a .326 average, has reached base in 32 straight games. Cruz, the only Ranger to play every game in the field this season, homered for the second straight night Monday.

"We need them for the rest of the year, not just May," said manager Ron Washington, who kept Ian Kinsler and Mike Napoli out of the lineup for Monday's 3-1 loss to the Royals. "They need a day. I've got to get them a day. Today is theirs."

The lineups:


CF Jarrod Dyson

1B Eric Hosmer

DH Billy Butler

LF Alex Gordon

RF Jeff Francoeur

3B Mike Moustakas

C Brayan Pena

2B Chris Getz

SS Alcides Escobar

RHP Vin Mazzaro is pitching.


2B Ian Kinsler

3B Michael Young

LF Josh Hamilton

DH Adrian Beltre

RF David Murphy

C Mike Napoli

1B Mitch Moreland

SS Alberto Gonzalez

CF Craig Gentry

RHP Colby Lewis is pitching.