Ian Kinsler was scratched from tonight's lineup with bruised ribs, and Leury Garcia is starting in his place. Garcia will bat second behind leadoff man Elvis Andrus.
Nick Tepesch, meanwhile, is starting for the Rangers and is looking to win consecutive starts for the first time in his career.
Texas -- 1. Elvis Andrus, ss; 2. Leury Garcia, 2b; 3. Lance Berkman, dh; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Nelson Cruz, rf; 6. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 7. Geovany Soto, c; 8. David Murphy, lf; 9. Leonys Martin, cf.
RHP Nick Tepesch (3-3, 4.03 ERA)
Detroit -- 1. Andy Dirks, lf; 2. Torii Hunter, rf; 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3b; 4. Prince Fielder, 1b; 5. Victor Martinez, dh; 6. Alex Avila, c; 7. Jhonny Peralta, ss; 8. Don Kelly, cf; 9. Ramon Santiago, 2b.
RHP Rick Porcello (1-2, 6.68 ERA)