Rangers lineup: Craig Gentry in LF

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Manager Ron Washington has Craig Gentry in left field against Tampa Bay rookie Matt Moore and Josh Hamilton will be in center. Washington said he wanted to leave Hamilton in center because he's been playing him there to finish the season and didn't want to alter things.

"Josh was groomed to play center field and that's his mental state," Washington said. I'm not screwing with that."

Because it's a lefty in the lineup, Craig Gentry gets the call in left field over David Murphy. Gentry is hitting .265 off lefties this season. Washington said Moore isn't an "average lefty," making him lean toward Gentry even more. Moore has a hard fastball and a sharp breaking ball.

"That's the way we've been doing it, so I did it again," Washingotn said. "I'm not changing anything."

The lineup:

2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

CF Josh Hamilton

1B Michael Young

3B Adrian Beltre

C Mike Napoli

RF Nelson Cruz

DH Yorvit Torrealba

LF Craig Gentry

LHP C.J. Wilson