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Josh Hamilton returns to lineup in fifth spot

7/29/2012

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is back in the lineup as expected Sunday, but he's the designated hitter and batting fifth. Hamilton normally hits third.

Manager Ron Washington has Adrian Beltre batting third, like he did Saturday when Hamilton was out, and Nelson Cruz hitting in the cleanup spot.

Hamilton was given Saturday off as more of a mental break, according to Washington. Hamilton vowed that his two-month slump would be coming to an end soon when asked about it prior to Saturday's game.

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