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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Lineups: Nelson Cruz gets break

By Richard Durrett

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said he gave Nelson Cruz a choice between getting an off day in Tampa or at home and Cruz chose Arlington.

Washington stressed it was not because Cruz is 0-for-9 with seven strikeouts against Tuesday’s starter Ubaldo Jimenez. The skipper is trying to give his regulars breaks and it's Cruz's turn.

2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
LF Josh Hamilton
3B Adrian Beltre
RF David Murphy
DH Michael Young
1B Mitch Moreland
C Geovany Soto
CF Leonys Martin