The Rangers will use eight right-handed hitters as they try to avoid a sweep against Seattle lefty Jason Vargas. Geovany Soto is at catcher, handling his former Cubs teammate Ryan Dempster, and Mike Napoli is the designated hitter. Soto has caught four of the past five games.
Rangers lineup vs. LHP Jason Vargas: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Michael Young, 1b; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Nelson Cruz, rf; Mike Napoli, dh; David Murphy, lf; Geovany Soto, c; Craig Gentry, cf.
Mariners lineup vs. RHP Ryan Dempster: Michael Saunders, lf; Franklin Gutierrez, cf; Kyle Seager, 3b; John Jason, c; Justin Smoak, 1b; Eric Thames, rf; Luis Jimenez, dh; Carlos Truinfel, 2b; Brendan Ryan, ss.
-- Jeff Wilson