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Andrus expected to start Friday vs. Yankees

Andrus expected to start Friday vs. Yankees

TORONTO -- Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, sidelined since Saturday with a strained right hamstring, is expected be in Friday's starting lineup when the Yankees travel to Arlington.

Andrus took part in a regular full-range practice with the club prior to Thursday's win over the Blue Jays, citing no problems with the nagging hamstring.

In his absence, Ian Kinsler assumed the leadoff spot, hitting .200 with three runs scored and one home run over the first three games of the series. Andres Blanco and Cristian Guzman picked up the slack defensively.

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