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Rangers to start Cantu, Francoeur in Game 1

Posted on: October 4, 2010 6:30 pm
Edited on: October 4, 2010 8:05 pm
Jeff Francouer The Rangers plan to continue starting right-handed players against left-handed starters, which means that Jorge Cantu and Jeff Francoeur (photo, right) will be appearing in Texas' lineup against the Rays in Game 1 as ESPN Dallas reports .

Jorge Cantu The Rays have Cy Young candidate David Price lined up to pitch, so Cantu (photo, left) will draw the start at first and  Francoeur likely will appear in right field. Cantu has lost playing time against right-handed starters thanks to his poor performance after being acquired from the Marlins but historically destroys lefties.

Francoeur, unlike Cantu, has impressed since joining Texas and also has his own established track record against lefties.

When righty James Shields takes the mound for Game 2, expect Mitch Moreland and either Julio Borbon or hobbled David Murphy to step into the lineup.

-- Evan Brunell

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Category: MLB

Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2010 7:16 pm

Rangers to start Cantu, Francouer in Game 1

The Marlins sure do crank out upper echelon MLBers. Too bad they usually let them walk or cash them in.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 6:51 pm

Rangers to start Cantu, Francouer in Game 1

So the Marlins trade Cantu and Cody Ross, and both make the playoffs.

Karma for having to waste away w/the Marlins horrible ownership.  Loria and Samson need to be run out of town.  Pathetic.

Goold luck Jorge and Cody.  Cannot, Cantu!   Co-Dy! Co-Dy!

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