Astros-Rangers lineup: Hamilton stays in

June, 25, 2010
6/25/10
4:49
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- No surprises with the Rangers lineup for the first game of a three-game set with the Astros for the right to hold the Silver Boot. Yes, this is the Lone Star Series showdown here at the ballpark. The Rangers swept the Astros last weekend in Houston. Josh Hamilton is in the lineup trying to extend his career-high 18 game-hitting streak. He leads the majors with a .488 batting average in June. We've got some rain, which prompted the grounds crew to put the tarp on the infield. So no batting practice -- well, no outdoor BP. Before the rain came, the Rangers did some bunting drills. Now, to the lineup and some news:

Rangers

SS Elvis Andrus
3B Michael Young
2B Ian Kinsler
DH Vladimir Guerrero
LF Josh Hamilton
RF Nelson Cruz
1B Justin Smoak
C Max Ramirez
CF Julio Borbon
P Colby Lewis

Astros

CF Michael Bourn
2B Jeff Keppinger
1B Lance Berkman
DH Carlos Lee
RF Hunter Pence
SS Geoff Blum
3B Chris Johnson
C Humberto Quintero
LF Jason Bourgeois
P Brian Moehler

Notes:Ron Washington said Scott Feldman will move up in the rotation and pitch Tuesday night's game against the Angels. ... The players were filling out their All-Star ballots, which were due today, and a World Cup bracket. ... Washington said his club is focused despite the team's ownership issues in court. "It's simple you only control yourself with something that you can control," Washington said. "They can't control that, their focus should be exactly on what they get paid to do on the field and they're doing a great job of that."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
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HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 75
RA. Beltre 77
OPSA. Beltre .882
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.34
SOY. Darvish 182