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Burrell, Murphy return to lineups for Game 5

Burrell, Murphy return to lineups for Game 5

With a title firmly within his team's reach, Pat Burrell is back in the lineup for Game 5 of the World Series on Monday night.

Starting lineups were announced on Monday afternoon for the potentially decisive Game 5, and Burrell's return was the biggest difference from Sunday's Game 4.

Burrell, who has struggled at the plate during the Fall Classic, returns to the Giants' lineup in the designated-hitter spot and batting seventh. Manager Bruce Bochy again opted to go with a defensive left side of the infield with Juan Uribe and Edgar Renteria starting -- batting in the fifth and eighth spots, respectively. Aaron Rowand also got the start in center field, batting ninth.

On the other side of the field, the Rangers and manager Ron Washington are going with a similar lineup with everything on the line. Nelson Cruz will move over to right field for Game 5, though, while David Murphy will start in left.

Giants lineup:

Andres Torres, RF
Freddy Sanchez, 2B
Buster Posey, C
Cody Ross, LF
Juan Uribe, 3B
Aubrey Huff, 1B
Pat Burrell, DH
Edgar Renteria, SS
Aaron Rowand, CF
Tim Lincecum, RHP

Rangers lineup:

Elvis Andrus, SS
Michael Young, 3B
Josh Hamilton, CF
Vladimir Guerrero, DH
Nelson Cruz, RF
Ian Kinsler, 2B
David Murphy, LF
Bengie Molina, C
Mitch Moreland, 1B
Cliff Lee, LHP

Bailey Stephens is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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