The left-handed-hitting Endy Chavez is in the Rangers' lineup against left-hander Brian Duensing. A lefty on the mound usually means a start for Craig Gentry, but Gentry is still nursing a sore neck from an eighth-inning slide Sunday. Manager Ron Washington said that Gentry should be ready Thursday.
Twins lineup vs. RHP Colby Lewis: Ben Revere, cf; Alexi Casilla, 2b; Joe Mauer, c; Michael Cuddyer, 1b; Jason Kubel, rf; Jim Thome, dh; Danny Valencia, 3b; Delmon Young, lf; Tsuyoshi Nishioka, ss.
Rangers lineup vs. LHP Brian Duensing: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Josh Hamilton, lf; Michael Young, 3b; Nelson Cruz, rf; Mike Napoli, 1b; Mitch Moreland, dh; Yorvit Torrealba, c; Endy Chavez, cf.
-- Jeff Wilson