Lineups: Adrian Beltre at 3B, Craig Gentry in CF
"He's not swinging the bat like he was earlier," Washington said of Murphy against left-handers. "My main thing today was I just wanted to get those young legs of Gentry out there running the ball down in center field and give Hamilton a little break on the other side. I tried to put as many righties in there as I possibly could against Saunders."
In fact, Hamilton is the only left-handed hitter in the lineup today.
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
LF Josh Hamilton (L)
3B Adrian Beltre
RF Nelson Cruz
1B Michael Young
DH Mike Napoli
C Geovany Soto
CF Craig Gentry
LF Nate McLouth (L)
SS J.J. Hardy
RF Chris Davis (L)
CF Adam Jones
C Matt Wieters (S)
DH Jim Thome (L)
1B Mark Reynolds
2B Ryan Flaherty (L)
3B Manny Machado
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