Lineups: David Murphy back in left field

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- David Murphy was back in the Rangers' starting lineup in left field for Friday's series opener against the Kansas City Royals, the first time he's started since last Friday.

"He's been working pretty good," manager Ron Washington said. "I see some improvement in his swing. For right now, he's in there.

Here are the rest of the lineups for Game 1 of Rangers-Royals:


2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

RF Alex Rios

3B Adrian Beltre

DH A.J. Pierzynski

1B Mitch Moreland

C Geovany Soto

LF David Murphy

CF Leonys Martin

P Martin Perez


LF Alex Gordon

2B Emilio Bonifacio

1B Eric Hosmer

DH Billy Butler

C Salvador Perez

CF Lorenzo Cain

3B Mike Moustakas

RF Justin Maxwell

SS Alcides Escobar

P Ervin Santana