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Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz were on the bench. Michael Young was at second base. Mike Olt was in right field. Weird lineup, right?  Well, it kind of worked.   Well played, Ron Washington. Or something like that. I’d like to say the defensive replacements didn’t hurt us.  But … well … Mike Olt dropped a fly ball in the 6th that would have been the final out.  And Michael Young couldn’t coordinate with Elvis Andrus on a double play in the 7th.   Those were an ugly few innings. But there were lots of pretty innings too.  If you take out that 6th inning, Derek Holland had a great day.   He allowed just one base runner in the first five innings — a single to Jayson Nix.  His final inning on the mound was his undoing.  He lost a 4-0 lead in a hurry.  Three singles and a two-run home run.  He left the mound with two outs and a runner still at first base (thanks to Olt’s error).  He was charged with four earned runs on five hits.  Not terrible, but certainly not great either. Thank goodn

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