Lance Berkman returns to the starting lineup after sitting out the Rangers' recent series against the Cubs in Chicago. Jeff Baker is also starting in place of Mitch Moreland, as manager Ron Washington wanted to get another right-handed bat in the lineup against Seattle lefty Joe Saunders.
Texas: 1. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Lance Berkman, dh; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Nelson Cruz, rf; 6. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 7. Jeff Baker, 1b; 8. David Murphy, lf; 9. Craig Gentry, cf.
RHP Yu Darvish (2-1, 2.75 ERA)
Seattle: 1. Endy Chavez, cf; 2. Kyle Seager, 3b; 3. Kendrys Morales, 1b; 4. Michael Morse, rf; 5. Justin Smoak, dh; 6. Raul Ibanez, lf; 7. Kelly Shoppach, c; 8. Dustin Ackley, 2b; 9. Robert Andino, ss.
LHP Joe Saunders (1-1, 2.08 ERA)