Lineups: Nelson Cruz back from illness
"I was only gone two days, but it felt like a week," Cruz said. "I was happy to be with the team, and I'm ready to do whatever it takes to help them out. I've been doing everything [to get ready]."
Michael Young is in the field with Ian Kinsler in as the designated hitter. The lineups:
DH Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
CF Josh Hamilton
3B Adrian Beltre
2B Michael Young
RF Nelson Cruz
LF David Murphy
C Mike Napoli
1B Mitch Moreland
CF Chris Young
SS Willie Bloomquist
RF Justin Upton
C Miguel Montero
1B Lyle Overbay
DH Jason Kubel
2B Aaron Hill
3B Ryan Roberts
LF Gerardo Parra
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