Nelson Cruz is back in Texas and is hoping to get some “love” from the fans.
Cruz held a news conference before the game and had fond memories of his years with the Texas Rangers. He left during free agency for the Baltimore Orioles and is off to an impressive start with 20 home runs and 52 RBIs.
The Rangers top home run hitter has been Shin-Soo Choo, who has six.
Here are the lineups:
Texas -- 1. Shin-Soo Choo, dh; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Alex Rios, rf; 6. Michael Choice, lf; 7. Leonys Martin, cf; 8. Robinson Chirinos, c; 9. Rougned Odor, 2b.
LHP Joe Saunders (0-1, 4.15 ERA)
Baltimore -- 1. Nick Markakis, rf; 2. Manny Machado, 3b; 3. Nelson Cruz, lf; 4. Adam Jones, cf; 5. Chris Davis, 1b; 6. J.J. Hardy, ss; 7. Delmon Young, dh; 8. Jonathan Schoop, 2b; 9. Caleb Joseph, c.
RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (2-6, 4.65 ERA)