Lineup: Mike Olt gets start at first base
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington isn't wasting any time getting the right-handed hitting Mike Olt into the lineup at first base against Los Angeles Angels left-handed starter C.J. Wilson.
Tonight will also be the Rangers debut of catcher Geovany Soto, who will be the batterymate of starter Ryan Dempster, also pitching for the first time in a Rangers uniform. Here's the entire Rangers lineup:
DH Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
LF Josh Hamilton
3B Adrian Beltre
RF Nelson Cruz
2B Michael Young
C Geovany Soto
1B Mike Olt
CF Craig Gentry
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