Update: Adrian Beltre talks way into lineup again

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers will again be without Josh Hamilton (vision) and Adrian Beltre (intestinal issues) for tonight's series finale against the Los Angeles Angels. First pitch is scheduled for 9:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW.

UPDATE: Once again, Beltre has talked his way into the lineup. His strong batting practice performance before Thursday's game means he'll take over for Ian Kinsler at DH. Kinsler bumps Jurickson Profar at second base.

Beltre also used his powers of persuasion Sept. 13 against Cleveland when he was scheduled to sit with a left shoulder strain. The updated lineup:


2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

3B Michael Young

DH Adrian Beltre

RF Nelson Cruz

LF David Murphy

C Geovany Soto

1B Mitch Moreland

CF Craig Gentry


CF Mike Trout

RF Torii Hunter

1B Albert Pujols

DH Kendrys Morales

3B Alberto Callaspo

2B Howard Kendrick

SS Erick Aybar

LF Mark Trumbo

C Chris Iannetta