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ALDS Game 2 lineups: Rays vs. Rangers

Oct 1, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

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Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS between the Rays and Rangers. First pitch is scheduled for just after 7 p.m. ET.

   TAMPA BAY RAYS                TEXAS RANGERS
1. Desmond Jennings, LF       1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
2. B.J. Upton, CF             2. Elvis Andrus, SS
3. Evan Longoria, 3B          3. Josh Hamilton, CF
4. Ben Zobrist, 2B            4. Michael Young, DH
5. Johnny Damon, DH           5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
6. Kelly Shoppach, C          6. Mike Napoli, C
7. Sean Rodriguez, SS         7. Nelson Cruz, RF
8. Casey Kotchman, 1B         8. David Murphy, LF
9. Matt Joyce, RF             9. Mitch Moreland, 1B

SP James Shields, RHP         SP Derek Holland, LHP

Rangers manager Ron Washington is going with left-handed batters Murphy and Moreland against the right-handed Shields. Napoli, who served as the DH in Game 1, will start behind the plate in Game 2.

Tampa Bay’s Game 1 leadoff man, Rodriguez, is batting seventh in Game 2. Jennings will start things off.

The Rays hold a 1-0 series lead courtesy of rookie Matt Moore‘s fine performance on Friday afternoon.

  1. natstowngreg - Oct 1, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    3 pitches, good night.

    Yankees 9, Tigers 3. And they only took to 11:33 PM EDT to get the job done. But then, they only played 7 innings.

    • cur68 - Oct 1, 2011 at 11:36 PM

      Told ya it’d be till dang near midnight.

      • natstowngreg - Oct 1, 2011 at 11:38 PM

        You did indeed.

        Good night. Excellent job on keeping up the blog today.

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