Manager Ron Washington believes Josh Hamilton has slowed the game down enough after three starts in the five-hole. Hamilton returns to third in the batting order tonight against the Los Angeles Angels.
"He's ready to get back in there, he's our No. 3 hitter," Washington said. "It looks like he's back to doing what he needs to do and recognizing pitches."
Here are the lineups, as the Rangers look to salvage a split of the four-game series.
Texas -- 1. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Josh Hamilton, cf; 4. Adrian Beltre, dh; 5. Nelson Cruz, rf; 6. Michael Young, 3b; 7. David Murphy, lf; 8. Mike Napoli, c; 9. Mitch Moreland, 1b.
Pitcher -- Yu Darvish (11-7, 4.05 ERA)
Los Angeles Angels -- 1. Mike Trout, cf; 2. Torii Hunter, rf; 3. Albert Pujols, 1b; 4. Mark Trumbo, lf; 5. Kendrys Morales, dh; 6. Alberto Callaspo, 3b; 7. Maicer Izturis, 2b; 8. Chris Iannetta, c; 9. Andrew Romine, ss.
Pitcher -- Garrett Richards (3-2, 3.91)
-- Drew Davison