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Lineups: Nelson Cruz gets break

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said he gave Nelson Cruz a choice between getting an off day in Tampa or at home and Cruz chose Arlington.

Washington stressed it was not because Cruz is 0-for-9 with seven strikeouts against Tuesday’s starter Ubaldo Jimenez. The skipper is trying to give his regulars breaks and it's Cruz's turn.

RANGERS

2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

LF Josh Hamilton

3B Adrian Beltre

RF David Murphy

DH Michael Young

1B Mitch Moreland

C Geovany Soto

CF Leonys Martin