Back spasms don't keep Hamilton from lineup

Back spasms don't keep Hamilton from lineup

ANAHEIM -- Outfielder Josh Hamilton was back in the lineup on Wednesday, the day after missing the final two innings of a 7-3 victory over the Angels because of spasms in his lower back. The Rangers felt that was just a minor issue and that was reaffirmed when Hamilton showed up at Angel Stadium on Wednesday.

"When he came in, I asked him how he felt," manager Ron Washington said. "He said he felt great. I didn't ask another question. I got out of there and hid."

Nelson Cruz was also back in the lineup for the second straight day. He left Monday's game with some tightness in his left quad, but that has pretty much disappeared.

"I haven't felt anything," Cruz said.