Lineups: Cruz, Kinsler back in lineup

OAKLAND, Calif. -- After getting his first day off of the season Sunday, right fielder Nelson Cruz will be back in the starting lineup Monday night for the Texas Rangers when they open a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler will start again after getting just his second day off Sunday against the Houston Astros.

Leonys Martin, who had his fourth two-hit game of the season Sunday, will start in center field and hit ninth against A's right-hander A.J. Griffin. Martin is 3-for-7 with a triple, a home run and three RBIs in his past two games.

Here are the lineups:


2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

DH Lance Berkman

3B Adrian Beltre

RF Nelson Cruz

1B Mitch Moreland

C Geovany Soto

LF David Murphy

CF Leonys Martin

P Justin Grimm


DH John Jaso

LF Seth Smith

SS Jed Lowrie

CF Yoenis Cespedes

RF Brandon Moss

3B Josh Donaldson

1B Daric Barton

C Derek Norris

2B Eric Sogard

P A.J. Griffiin