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Rangers to start Jorge Cantu at 1B

Updated: October 15, 2010, 8:16 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- First baseman Jorge Cantu will start Friday night's Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia. It will be Cantu's first action since Game 1 of the ALDS.

"They got two left-handers," said Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, referring to Sabathia and Game 3 starter Andy Pettitte. "We have to get him geared up."

Cantu, who will bat ninth, went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his lone postseason appearance.

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