The original Rangers lineup Friday had Mike Napoli catching Ryan Dempster before manager Ron Washington decided he wanted Geovany Soto to catch his former Cubs teammate. So, Napoli becomes the designated hitter against his former team, which has become his favorite to hit against since joining the Rangers last year.
Angels lineup vs. RHP Ryan Dempster: Mike Trout, cf; Torii Hunter, rf; Albert Pujols, 1b; Kendrys Morales, dh; Alberto Callaspo, 3b; Howie Kendrick, 2b; Erick Aybar, ss; Mark Trumbo, lf; Chris Iannetta, c.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Jered Weaver: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Josh Hamilton, cf; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Nelson Cruz, rf; Michael Young, 1b; David Murphy, lf; Mike Napoli, dh; Geovany Soto, c.
-- Jeff Wilson