Lineups: Cruz starts at DH instead of RF


OAKLAND, Calif. -- Nelson Cruz remained in the lineup Sunday against the Oakland A's, despite a lingering quad bruise that makes it difficult for him to run. Cruz, though, will start at designated hitter instead of right field. He'll bat sixth in the order. Left-hander Derek Holland (8-6, 3.18) will start for the Texas Rangers and face A's right-hander A.J. Griffin (10-7, 3.90).


RF Leonys Martin

SS Elvis Andrus

2B Ian Kinsler

3B Adrian Beltre

C A.J. Pierzynski

DH Nelson Cruz

LF David Murphy

CF Craig Gentry

1B Mitch Moreland


DH Coco Crisp

SS Jed Lowrie

3B Josh Donaldson

LF Yoenis Cespedes

1B Nate Freiman

2B Alberto Callaspo

CF Chris Young

RF Josh Reddick

C Derek Norris