Seattle will send three pitchers to the mound in this series with sub.-3.60 ERAs, and Cliff Lee was on the Mariners' roster for about half the season. Yet, they have only 39 wins entering tonight's game. The reason is below in the form of their lineup.
Rangers lineup vs. Jason Vargas: Elvis Andrus, ss; Michael Young, dh; Josh Hamilton, lf; Nelson Cruz, rf; Jorge Cantu, 3b; Cristian Guzman, 2b; Bengie Molina, c; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Julio Borbon, cf.
Mariners lineup vs. Colby Lewis: Ichiro Suzuki, rf; Chone Figgins, 2b; Casey Kotchman, 1b; Russell Branyan, dh; Franklin Gutierrez, df; Adam Moore, c; Michael Saunders, lf; Matt Tuiasosopo, 3b; Jack Wilson, ss.
-- Jeff Wilson