The Rangers are without Nelson Cruz, but at least he's not on the disabled list. David Murphy takes over in right field and in the No. 6 spot in the lineup. Max Ramirez returns to the lineup at catcher, batting eighth.
Rangers lineup vs. Kevin Slowey: Elvis Andrus, ss; Michael Young, 3b; Ian Kinsler, 2b; Vladimir Guerrero, dh; Josh Hamilton, lf; David Murphy, rf; Justin Smoak, 1b; Max Ramirez, c; Julio Borbon, cf.
Twins lineup vs. Colby Lewis: Denard Span, cf; Orlando Hudson, 2b; Joe Mauer, c; Justin Morneau, 1b; Jim Thome, dh; Michael Cuddyer, rf; Jason Kubel, lf; J.J. Hardy, ss; Nick Punto, 3b.
-- Jeff Wilson