Cruz, Napoli in Game 7 starting lineup

Game 7

Credit: WFAA

Texas Rangers players gather around the batting cage for practice before Game 7 of the World Series.



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Posted on October 28, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 28 at 10:39 PM

ST. LOUIS — They've been the Rangers biggest postseason threats, and both Mike Napoli and Nelson Cruz will be in the lineup for Game 7 of the World Series.

Napoli twisted his ankle awkwardly during the fourth inning Thursday night. He stayed in the game, but underwent X-rays afterward. They came back negative, but there was still some question if he'd be ready to go.

Cruz came out of the game after his final at-bat in the 11th inning when he strained his right groin.

Both players occupying their usual spots in the order. And here's the full lineup for tonight:

  1. 2B Ian Kinsler
  2. SS Elvis Andrus
  3. CF Josh Hamilton
  4. 1B Michael Young
  5. 3B Adrian Beltre
  6. RF Nelson Cruz
  7. C Mike Napoli
  8. LF David Murphy
  9. LHP Matt Harrison


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