Tonight’s Rangers-Red Sox lineups: Elvis Andrus batting second again

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Elvis Andrus is has returned to the No. 2 spot in the Texas Rangers’ lineup.

Andrus was dropped from his usual spot last Sunday, as he was in the midst of a 1-for-24 slump. But he has hits in five straight games, batting .294 in that stretch, and manager Ron Washington pushed him back up for Friday’s game against Boston.

“When you have a big pride like I do, it’s not a good feeling when they drop you down,” Andrus said. “But you have to understand it as a professional, it was best for the team at that moment. I’m glad I’m back in my spot and hopefully I’ll stay there the whole year.”

Washington said he primarily made the move to avoid stacking consecutive left-handed batters near the top of the lineup. He couldn’t avoid it at the bottom of the order, though, going with Leonys Martin and Rougned Odor.

Texas – 1. Shin-Soo Choo, lf; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 4. Prince Fielder, 1b; 5. Alex Rios, rf; 6. Mitch Moreland, dh; 7. J.P. Arencibia, c; 8. Leonys Martin, cf; 9. Rougned Odor, 2b.

RHP Yu Darvish (2-1, 2.87 ERA)

Boston – 1. Dustin Pedroia, 2b; 2. Shane Victorino, rf; 3. David Ortiz, dh; 4. Mike Napoli, 1b; 5. Grady Sizemore, lf; 6. Xander Bogaerts, ss; 7. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 8. Will Middlebrooks, 3b; 9. Jackie Bradley, Jr., cf.

RHP Clay Buchholz (2-2, 5.63)

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