Texas Rangers: Adrian Belt

Lineups: Profar starts at third, Beltre will DH

July, 7, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Versatile Jurickson Profar draws his third start of the season at third base in today’s 2:05 (CT) start against Houston at Rangers Ballpark. Adrian Beltre will be limited to designated hitter duty. Mitch Moreland will be spelled at first base by Robinson Chirinos against Houston. Justin Grimm faces lefty Erik Bedard in the rubber game of the three-game set.

Today‘s lineup:

RANGERS (50-37)
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Nelson Cruz
DH Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
3B Jurickson Profar
LF David Murphy
1B Robinson Chirinos
CF Leonys Martin
P Justin Grimm

ASTROS (32-56)
2B Jose Altuve
1B Brett Wallace
C Carlos Corporan
DH Carlos Pena
LF Marc Krauss
RF J.D. Martinez
CF Brandon Barnes
3B Matt Dominguez
SS Jake Elmore
P Erik Bedard



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Martin Perez
2 2.70 12 20
BAE. Andrus .305
HRE. Andrus 1
RBIA. Rios 7
RE. Andrus 8
OPSS. Choo .776
ERAY. Darvish 0.82
SOY. Darvish 23