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Friday, August 2, 2013
Lineups: Cruz hitting sixth

By Eric Gilmore
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right fielder Nelson Cruz, who was lifted in the seventh inning of Thursday's game against the Angels because of a bruised quad, is in the starting lineup for Friday night's opener of a three-game series against the Oakland A's. Cruz will hit sixth in the order. Right-hander Alexi Ogando (8-3, 3.05) will start for the Rangers, while the A's will counter with left-hander Tommy Milone (9-8, 4.03), who is 0-3 in four career starts against Texas.

LF Leonys Martin
SS Elvis Andrus
2B Ian Kinsler
3B Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
RF Nelson Cruz
1B Jeff Baker
C Craig Gentry
DH Jurickson Profar

CF Coco Crisp
2B Eric Sogard
SS Jed Lowrie
LF Yoenis Cespedes
1B Brandon Moss
3B Josh Donaldson
RF Josh Reddick
DH Seth Smith
C Derek Norris