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Lineups for Rangers-Blue Jays ALDS Game 2

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The Rangers will dust themselves off and try to regroup against the Blue Jays today. We already previewed the pitching matchups on this on earlier. Game time is just after 1PM Eastern.

Now we have the lineups:


2. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
4. Jose Bautista (R) RF
6. Troy Tulowitzki (R) SS
8. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
9. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
1. Carlos Gomez (R) LF
2. Ian Desmond (R) CF
3. Carlos Beltran (S) DH
4. Adrian Beltre (R) 3B
5. Rougned Odor (L) 2B
7. Ryan Rua (R) 1B
8. Elvis Andrus (R) SS
9. Nomar Mazara (L) RF

Jeff Samardzija to undergo MRI on right shoulder

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Giants starter Jeff Samardzija will undergo an MRI on his ailing right shoulder, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. The right-hander struggled in a minor league game on Wednesday, surrendering a pair of home runs and hitting a batter. Overall this spring, Samardzija has given up 15 runs (13 earned) on 17 hits (six homers) and seven walks with seven strikeouts in 11 innings.

This may mean Samardzija won’t be ready for the start of the regular season. Derek Holland would likely replace Samardzija in the rotation. Holland had been competing for the No. 5 spot in the Giants’ rotation.

Samardzija led the National League in losses last season with 15, also posting a 4.42 ERA with a 205/32 K/BB ratio in a league-high 207 2/3 innings. Since becoming a starter, Samardzija has been able to avoid injury, making 32 or 33 starts in each of the last five seasons.