ALDS Game 3 lineups: Rangers vs. Rays

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Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the Rangers-Rays series:

   TEXAS RANGERS              TAMPA BAY RAYS
1. Ian Kinsler, 2B         1. Desmond Jennings, LF
2. Elvis Andrus, SS        2. B.J. Upton, CF
3. Josh Hamilton, LF       3. Evan Longoria, 3B
4. Michael Young, DH       4. Matt Joyce, RF
5. Adrian Beltre, 3B       5. Johnny Damon, DH
6. Mike Napoli, C          6. Ben Zobrist, 2B
7. Nelson Cruz, RF         7. Casey Kotchman, 1B
8. Mitch Moreland, 1B      8. John Jaso, C
9. Craig Gentry, CF        9. Reid Brignac, SS

SP Colby Lewis, RHP        SP David Price, LHP

Ron Washington is using a different lineup against left-hander David Price than he used in Game 1 against left-hander Matt Moore, as Josh Hamilton and Craig Gentry flip-flop spots in the outfield and Michael Young slides from first base to designated hitter while Mitch Moreland (a lefty bat) replaces Yorvit Torrealba (a righty bat).

Meanwhile, after facing left-handed starters in back-to-back games the Rays are turning to their standard lineup versus right-handers, which includes three right-handed hitters atop the lineup followed by six consecutive left-handed (or switch-) hitters.

Braves minor leaguer Braxton Davidson fractures foot on walk-off homer in AFL Championship Game

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Braves minor league first baseman Braxton Davidson played the hero during the Arizona Fall League Championship Game on Saturday, but followed up his game-winning homer with what appeared to be a broken left foot.

Braxton had just lofted a 2-1 pitch from Nationals left-hander Taylor Guilbeau in the bottom of the 10th inning and was making his way around the bases when he started hopping on his right foot as he neared the plate. After being helped off the field, that the infielder was quickly taken to a local hospital for further examination, the results of which have yet to be made public.

The 22-year-old helped lift the Peoria Javelinas to their fifth AFL title and second since 2017. He went 2-for-5 with a single and home run in Saturday’s finale over the Salt River Rafters. During the regular season, he completed his third consecutive campaign in High-A and slashed .171/.281/.365 with a career-high 20 home runs and a .646 OPS through 481 plate appearances.