Lineup: Nelson Cruz stays in five hole

ARLINGTON, Texas -- If it worked once, do it again, right? That was Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington's way of thinking when he filled out his lineup Sunday. He put Nelson Cruz in the No. 5 hole for the second straight day. On Saturday, the move paid off as Cruz delivered two RBI doubles, including the walk-off game winner.

Craig Gentry will also get his second consecutive start against a right-handed pitcher. Washington said, once again, that it is a matter of playing the hot hand.

The rest of the lineups:


2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

DH Josh Hamilton (L)

3B Adrian Beltre

RF Nelson Cruz

1B Michael Young

LF David Murphy (L)

C Mike Napoli

CF Craig Gentry


CF Denard Span (L)

RF Ben Revere (L)

DH Joe Mauer (L)

LF Josh Willingham

1B Justin Morneau (L)

C Ryan Doumit (S)

3B Trevor Plouffe

SS Brian Dozier

2B Jamey Carroll