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Lineups: Adrian Beltre DH, Young at 3B

10/1/2012

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Adrian Beltre is back in the lineup tonight and said his shoulder is feeling better. Beltre came out in the seventh inning after aggravating a left shoulder strain that occurred diving to a ball in the ninth inning of the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. Beltre said he's ready to play but will do so as the DH. Manager Ron Washington said that's just a precaution and both Washington and Beltre said the third baseman will be ready for the postseason.

The lineups:

RANGERS

2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

CF Josh Hamilton (L)

DH Adrian Beltre

RF Nelson Cruz

3B Michael Young

LF David Murphy (L)

C Mike Napoli

1B Mitch Moreland (L)

ATHLETICS

CF Coco Crisp (S)

DH Jonny Gomes

LF Yoenis Cespedes

1B Chris Carter

RF Josh Reddick (L)

3B Josh Donaldson

SS Stephen Drew (L)

C Derek Norris

2B Adam Rosales