A.J. Pierzynski caught all nine innings on Saturday night, and then told manager Ron Washington he wanted to start today's game. Washington had no objections, as Pierzynski is back in the starting lineup today against Red Sox lefty Jon Lester.
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, lf; 8. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 9. Craig Gentry, cf.
RHP Yu Darvish (5-1, 2.33 ERA)
Boston -- 1. Jacoby Ellsbury, cf; 2. Daniel Nava, rf; 3. Dustin Pedroia, 2b; 4. David Ortiz, dh; 5. Mike Napoli, 1b; 6. Mike Carp, lf; 7. David Ross, c; 8. Stephen Drew, ss; 9. Pedro Ciriaco, 3b.
LHP Jon Lester (4-0, 3.11 ERA)