Right fielder Nelson Cruz said the tightness in his right hamstring feels better today and he even had an inkling to talk himself into the lineup tonight. Manager Ron Washington, though, held Cruz out a day after he had to leave after the sixth inning. Cruz said he won't have to go on the disabled list. Washington hopes Cruz won't have to go on the disabled list. Mitch Moreland plays right tonight and Chris Davis starts at first base.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Michael Pineda: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Michael Young, dh; Adrian Beltre, 3b; David Murphy, lf; Yorvit Torrealba, c; Mitch Moreland, rf; Chris Davis, 1b; Julio Borbon, cf.
Mariners lineup vs. LHP C.J. Wilson: Ichiro Suzuki, rf; Chone Figgins, 3b; Milton Bradley, lf; Miguel Olivo, c; Justin Smoak, 1b; Jack Cust, dh; Jack Wilson, 2b; Michael Saunders, cf; Brendan Ryan, ss.
-- Jeff Wilson