Lineup: Nelson Cruz stays in five hole

July, 8, 2012
7/08/12
3:53
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- If it worked once, do it again, right? That was Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington's way of thinking when he filled out his lineup Sunday. He put Nelson Cruz in the No. 5 hole for the second straight day. On Saturday, the move paid off as Cruz delivered two RBI doubles, including the walk-off game winner.

Craig Gentry will also get his second consecutive start against a right-handed pitcher. Washington said, once again, that it is a matter of playing the hot hand.

The rest of the lineups:

RANGERS

2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
DH Josh Hamilton (L)
3B Adrian Beltre
RF Nelson Cruz
1B Michael Young
LF David Murphy (L)
C Mike Napoli
CF Craig Gentry

TWINS
CF Denard Span (L)
RF Ben Revere (L)
DH Joe Mauer (L)
LF Josh Willingham
1B Justin Morneau (L)
C Ryan Doumit (S)
3B Trevor Plouffe
SS Brian Dozier
2B Jamey Carroll

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Martin Perez
WINS ERA SO IP
3 1.86 20 29
OTHER LEADERS
BAL. Martin .315
HRR. Chirinos 2
RBIL. Martin 9
RE. Andrus 11
OPSS. Choo .827
ERAY. Darvish 0.82
SOY. Darvish 23