Craig Gentry is starting in center field for the Rangers and manager Ron Washington said Gentry could start all three games against the Rays. Washington doesn't want to alternate between Gentry and Leonys Martin every other day, so Gentry could start the next two and then Wednesday's finale when the Rays start left-hander Matt Moore.
Here are the lineups for tonight's series opener.
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. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 8. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 9. Craig Gentry, cf.
RHP Alexi Ogando (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
Tampa Bay -- 1. Desmond Jennings, cf; 2. Sam Fuld, lf; 3. Ben Zobrist, 2b; 4. Evan Longoria, 3b; 5. Matt Joyce, rf; 6. Yunel Escobar, ss; 7. James Loney, 1b; 8. Jose Molina, c; 9. Kelly Johnson, dh.
RHP Jeremy Hellickson (0-0, 7.11 ERA)