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Thursday, June 16, 2011
Lineup vs. NYY: Nelson Cruz gets day off

By Richard Durrett

NEW YORK -- Rangers manager Ron Washington decided to give Nelson Cruz the day off on Thursday. Cruz is 0-for-18 with 10 strikeouts in his last five games.

"I think he's searching and I certainly don't want him to go off the deep end," Washington said. "So I just wanted to give him a day. He can get in the cages with [Scott] Coolbaugh and work some things out. It looks like he needs to get away from it for a day."

The lineup:

2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
LF Josh Hamilton
DH Michael Young
3B Adrian Beltre
1B Mitch Moreland
RF David Murphy
C Taylor Teagarden
CF Endy Chavez

LHP C.J. Wilson is on the mound.