Lineups: Elvis Andrus, Nelson Cruz get night off

May, 15, 2012
5/15/12
3:30
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The Rangers are giving Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz the night off Tuesday against the Royals.

Andrus, who is off to one of his best offensive starts with a .326 average, has reached base in 32 straight games. Cruz, the only Ranger to play every game in the field this season, homered for the second straight night Monday.

"We need them for the rest of the year, not just May," said manager Ron Washington, who kept Ian Kinsler and Mike Napoli out of the lineup for Monday's 3-1 loss to the Royals. "They need a day. I've got to get them a day. Today is theirs."

The lineups:

ROYALS

CF Jarrod Dyson
1B Eric Hosmer
DH Billy Butler
LF Alex Gordon
RF Jeff Francoeur
3B Mike Moustakas
C Brayan Pena
2B Chris Getz
SS Alcides Escobar

RHP Vin Mazzaro is pitching.

RANGERS

2B Ian Kinsler
3B Michael Young
LF Josh Hamilton
DH Adrian Beltre
RF David Murphy
C Mike Napoli
1B Mitch Moreland
SS Alberto Gonzalez
CF Craig Gentry

RHP Colby Lewis is pitching.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.324 19 77 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182