Lineups: Nelson Cruz back from illness

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is back in the lineup today after being left out the last three days with an illness.

"I was only gone two days, but it felt like a week," Cruz said. "I was happy to be with the team, and I'm ready to do whatever it takes to help them out. I've been doing everything [to get ready]."

Michael Young is in the field with Ian Kinsler in as the designated hitter. The lineups:


DH Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

CF Josh Hamilton

3B Adrian Beltre

2B Michael Young

RF Nelson Cruz

LF David Murphy

C Mike Napoli

1B Mitch Moreland


CF Chris Young

SS Willie Bloomquist

RF Justin Upton

C Miguel Montero

1B Lyle Overbay

DH Jason Kubel

2B Aaron Hill

3B Ryan Roberts

LF Gerardo Parra