Elvis Andrus returns to the lineup a day after being sidelined with right shoulder soreness. Andrus said his shoulder felt good and he was able to make all the necessary throws.
Ryan Dempster makes his second start for the Rangers, and is looking to improve upon his debut when he lasted only 4 2/3 innings. He threw seven scoreless innings against the Red Sox earlier this season as a member of the Cubs.
Texas -- 1. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Josh Hamilton, cf; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Nelson Cruz, rf; 6. Michael Young, dh; 7. Geovany Soto, c; 8. David Murphy, lf; 9. Mike Olt, 1b.
RHP Ryan Dempster (5-5, 2.82 ERA)
Boston -- 1. Jacoby Ellsbury, cf; 2. Carl Crawford, lf; 3. Dustin Pedroia, 2b; 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1b; 5. Cody Ross, dh; 6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, c; 7. Mike Aviles, ss; 8. Ryan Kalish, rf; 9. Nick Punto, 3b.
LHP Jon Lester (5-9, 5.36)
-- Drew Davison