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ALCS Game 5: Rangers lineup versus CC Sabathia

Oct 20, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

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Here’s the Rangers’ lineup for Game 5 of the ALCS this afternoon against CC Sabathia:

1. Elvis Andrus, SS
2. Michael Young, 3B
3. Josh Hamilton, CF
4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH
5. Nelson Cruz, LF
6. Ian Kinsler, 2B
7. Jeff Francoeur, RF
8. Matt Treanor, C
9. Mitch Moreland, 1B

The first seven spots are the Rangers’ standard postseason lineup versus lefties. Treanor is basically C.J. Wilson’s personal catcher, so he gets the nod behind the plate over last night’s hero, Bengie Molina. Ron Washington gave Jorge Cantu some playing time at first base against lefties early in the playoffs, but has more or less settled on rookie Mitch Moreland as the full-time starter versus both righties and lefties now.

  1. Jonny 5 - Oct 20, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    My question is this. How will people pin the loss on Joe after CC gets a loss tonight? All that second guessing for nothing?? Naa, people will find a way……

    • BC - Oct 20, 2010 at 3:51 PM

      Because Joe’s playing Berkman instead of Kearns. Built in excuse before the game even starts.

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