Ron Washington was thinking about giving Lance Berkman a day off today, which would have allowed him to give Leury Garcia a start. But Berkman feels good and wanted to start, not too surprising considering he has seven career home runs against Seattle starter Aaron Harang.
Here are the lineups:
Texas -- 1. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Lance Berkman, dh; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. David Murphy, lf; 6. Nelson Cruz, rf; 7. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 8. Geovany Soto, c; 9. Leonys Martin, cf.
RHP Justin Grimm (0-0, 4.50 ERA)
Seattle -- 1. Endy Chavez, cf; 2. Kyle Seager, 3b; 3. Kendrys Morales, dh; 4. Michael Morse, rf; 5. Justin Smoak, 1b; 6. Kelly Shoppach, c; 7. Dustin Ackley, 2b; 8. Jason Bay, lf; 9. Brendan Ryan, ss.
RHP Aaron Harang (0-1, 5.40 ERA)