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Game 1 lineups have few surprises

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Texas Rangers will indeed go with right-handed hitters Jorge Cantu at first base and Jeff Francoeur in right field against lefty Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price in today's Game 1 of their American League Division Series. As for the Rays, the one surprise is designated hitter Rocco Baldelli, who only recently re-joined the club and has just 10 regular-season games under his belt.

"I didn't expect that," Rangers manager Ron Washington said of Bardelli's inclusion. "[Rays manager] Joe [Maddon] knows his personnel. Everyone he's got on there here's got on there for a reason."

Here are the Game 1 lineups:

Texas Rangers

SS Elvis Andrus

3B Michael Young

CF Josh Hamilton

DH Vladimir Guerrero

LF Nelson Cruz

2B Ian Kinsler

RF Jeff Francoeur

1B Jorge Cantu

C Bengie Molina

P Cliff Lee

Tampa Bay Rays

SS Jason Bartlett

CF B.J. Upton

LF Carl Crawford

3B Evan Longoria

1B Carlos Pena

DH Rocco Baldelli

RF Ben Zobrist

C Kelly Shoppach

2B Sean Rodriguez

P David Price