Mike Napoli is getting a second consecutive day off. Ron Washington wants to give Napoli a break, as well as let Geovany Soto break in with the Rangers.
Soto caught a familiar face in his Rangers debut Thursday, as he was with Ryan Dempster on the Cubs. Tonight he will be working with All-Star Matt Harrison, who is going for win No. 13 for the third time.
Here are the lineups:
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. David Murphy, lf; 8. Geovany Soto, c; 9. Mitch Moreland, 1b.
LHP Matt Harrison (12-6, 3.19)
Kansas City -- 1. Alex Gordon, lf; 2. Alcides Escobar, ss; 3. Lorenzo Cain, cf; 4. Billy Butler, dh; 5. Salvador Perez, c; 6. Jeff Francoeur, rf; 7. Eric Hosmer, 1b; 8. Yuniesky Betancourt, 3b; 9. Chris Getz, 2b.
RHP Jeremy Guthrie (0-2, 9.58)
-- Drew Davison