The Rangers, with the exception of Lance Berkman, have never seen left-hander Michael Roth, a rookie who is starting tonight for the Angels because Tommy Hanson is on the bereavement list. Rothfaced only Berkman on Tuesday night, and surrendered a single to the Rangers' designated hitter. Manager Mike Scioscia chose Kohn over Jerome Williams because he can give the Angels more length.
Rangers lineup vs. LHP Michael Roth: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Lance Berkman, dh; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Nelson Cruz, rf; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Craig Gentry, cf; David Murphy, lf; Mitch Moreland, 1b.
Angels lineup vs. RHP Yu Darvish: Peter Bourjos, cf; Mike Trout, lf; Albert Pujols, dh; Josh Hamilton, rf; Mark Trumbo, 1b; Howie Kendrick, 2b; Brendan Harris, ss; Chris Iannetta, c; Luis Jimenez, 3b.
-- Jeff Wilson