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Monday, May 13, 2013
Lineups: Cruz, Kinsler back in lineup

By Eric Gilmore
Special to

OAKLAND, Calif. -- After getting his first day off of the season Sunday, right fielder Nelson Cruz will be back in the starting lineup Monday night for the Texas Rangers when they open a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler will start again after getting just his second day off Sunday against the Houston Astros.

Leonys Martin, who had his fourth two-hit game of the season Sunday, will start in center field and hit ninth against A's right-hander A.J. Griffin. Martin is 3-for-7 with a triple, a home run and three RBIs in his past two games.

Here are the lineups:

2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
DH Lance Berkman
3B Adrian Beltre
RF Nelson Cruz
1B Mitch Moreland
C Geovany Soto
LF David Murphy
CF Leonys Martin
P Justin Grimm

DH John Jaso
LF Seth Smith
SS Jed Lowrie
CF Yoenis Cespedes
RF Brandon Moss
3B Josh Donaldson
1B Daric Barton
C Derek Norris
2B Eric Sogard
P A.J. Griffiin