Rangers lineup: Craig Gentry in LF

September, 30, 2011
9/30/11
12:42
PM CT
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

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182