Manager Ron Washington's original lineup had Josh Hamilton (left knee soreness) and Adrian Beltre (left shoulder strain) on the bench.
But Beltre forced his way back into the lineup and will serve as the designated hitter tonight. Hamilton will remain on the bench after receiving an injection in his left knee.
Here are further updates on other injured players:
Mike Olt (plantar fasciitis in right heel): Olt "popped" the plantar fasciitis in his right heel, which could benefit him in the long run. However, he is out 10-14 days and that could affect his playoff roster potential. Manager Ron Washington and Olt wouldn't speculate on that, though, but are simply hopeful the heel gets better quickly. "Not my best day, but good news is I broke it myself," Olt said.
Robbie Ross (left forearm strain): He will throw a bullpen session on Friday, and could be ready to be activated as early as Saturday. Ross didn't believe he needed a disabled list stint at the time of the injury, but said the rest has been helpful. "It's been pretty good and I needed it in the long run," Ross said. "Obviously it's a long season and it's a lot different workload up here being in the bullpen compared to the rotation."
Roy Oswalt (strained right forearm): Oswalt played catch today, and the next step would likely have him throw off a mound.
Mike Adams (tight right trap): He felt similar to how he did on Thursday, and didn't know if he would play catch today.
Here are a few more notes:
* The Rangers will pass the 3-million mark in attendance tonight, a night after setting the single-season franchise record for fans. "It means the fans enjoy the product we put on the field," Ron Washington said. "It certainly proves that they're true baseball fans. That's a lot of people ... three million. Some people were happy with 2.4, 2.5 million and now we got a chance to hit three million and go over that."
* The Rangers face only division opponents after today. Ron Washington said playing well within the division is important, and would like to see his team improve upon their .500-mark so far this season.
-- Drew Davison