Andres Blanco is back in the lineup at second base. Joaquin Arias had his back stiffen up on him Sunday, and manager Ron Washington is giving him another day off. Stiff back or not, Arias appears to have fallen behind Blanco in the race to be the utility infielder. The Rangers are 4-3 when Blanco starts and have won their past three with him in the starting lineup. A winner will be determined Thursday, when Ian Kinsler finishes his rehab assignment and flies with the team to Seattle.
Rangers lineup: Elvis Andrus, ss; Michael Young, 3b; Josh Hamilton, lf; Vladimir Guerrero, dh; Nelson Cruz, rf; Justin Smoak, 1b; Taylor Teagarden, c; Andres Blanco, 2b; Julio Borbon, cf.
Tigers lineup: Austin Jackson, cf; Johnny Damon, dh; Magglio Ordonez, rf; Miguel Cabrera, 1b; Brandon Inge, 3b; Ryan Raburn, lf; Gerald Laird, c; Scott Sizemore, 2b; Ramon Santiago, ss.
-- Jeff Wilson