Here are a few pregame notes before the Rangers take on the Indians.
* Ron Washington expects Nelson Cruz to be back in the starting lineup at some point this weekend in Seattle. Cruz pinch-hit for the first time on Wednesday, and his injured hamstring has progressed well.
* Mike Napoli got his third consecutive start at catcher. Washington likes how Napoli works with the young starters, and hopes he can get Alexi Ogando back on track tonight.
* The Rangers announced limited 2011 American League Division Series tickets at Rangers Ballpark would be available to the public beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Registration for ALCS online ticket opportunity continues until 5 p.m. on Friday. The ALDS tickets can be purchased online at texasrangers.com, on the phone at 972-RANGERS and in person at the Ballpark's West ticket office. Individuals can purchase a maximum of four tickets for one of the three possible ALDS games at the Ballpark.
-- Drew Davison