"The Rangers also went without Nelson Cruz for a second straight game in the starting lineup. Cruz has one hit in his past 22 at-bats and is hitting .143 in his past 18 games, so manager Ron Washington wanted to give him a couple of days off.
"Nelson is fine, I just wanted to give him a couple of days to get some work in," Washington said. "He'll be back in there tomorrow. He has been grinding so I felt a couple of days would do him good. When we got off that roadtrip he looked a little fatigued. We're going to need him in this stretch leading up to the All-Star break, so I felt like I needed to give him a mental break." "
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