Lineups: David Murphy back in left field

September, 20, 2013
9/20/13
5:45
PM CT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- David Murphy was back in the Rangers' starting lineup in left field for Friday's series opener against the Kansas City Royals, the first time he's started since last Friday.

"He's been working pretty good," manager Ron Washington said. "I see some improvement in his swing. For right now, he's in there.

Here are the rest of the lineups for Game 1 of Rangers-Royals:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
DH A.J. Pierzynski
1B Mitch Moreland
C Geovany Soto
LF David Murphy
CF Leonys Martin
P Martin Perez

ROYALS
LF Alex Gordon
2B Emilio Bonifacio
1B Eric Hosmer
DH Billy Butler
C Salvador Perez
CF Lorenzo Cain
3B Mike Moustakas
RF Justin Maxwell
SS Alcides Escobar
P Ervin Santana

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
8 2.97 142 115
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .341
HRA. Beltre 13
RBIA. Beltre 50
RA. Beltre 50
OPSA. Beltre .929
ERAY. Darvish 2.97
SOY. Darvish 142