Lineup: Nelson Cruz is DH, Elvis Andrus off

August, 18, 2012
8/18/12
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Nelson Cruz returns to the starting lineup in right field after getting a break (he did pinch hit) last night to rest a sore right hamstring. Elvis Andrus gets the day off as manager Ron Washington gives some of his regulars breaks not only because of the turf in Rogers Centre, but with the club playing a string of 20 straight games without an off day. That puts Michael Young at shortstop. The lineups:

TEXAS RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Michael Young
LF Josh Hamilton
3B Adrian Beltre
DH Nelson Cruz
RF David Murphy
1B Mitch Moreland
CF Craig Gentry
C Luis Martinez

TORONTO BLUE JAYS
LF Rajai Davis
CF Colby Rasmus
DH Edwin Encarnacion
1B David Cooper
SS Yunel Escobar
2B Kelly Johnson
C Jeff Mathis
RF Anthony Gose
3B Adeiny Hechavarria
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Martin Perez
WINS ERA SO IP
2 2.70 12 20
OTHER LEADERS
BAE. Andrus .309
HRE. Andrus 1
RBIA. Rios 7
RE. Andrus 8
OPSS. Choo .796
ERAY. Darvish 0.00
SOY. Darvish 15