The Rangers will play it safe one more day with catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who is noticing improvement in his right oblique muscle but will sit out a second straight game against his former team. Geovany Soto will make his second straight start against the White Sox, but manager Ron Washington says that Pierzynski will be back in the lineup for the finale Thursday.
White Sox lineup vs. RHP Nick Tepesch: Alejandro De Aza, lf; Jeff Keppinger, 2b; Alex Rios, rf; Adam Dunn, dh; Paul Konerko, 1b; Conor Gillaspie, 3b; Alexei Ramirez, ss; Tyler Flowers, c; Dewayne Wise, cf.
Rangers lineup vs. LHP Chris Sale: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Lance Berkman, dh; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Nelson Cruz, rf; Jeff Baker, lf; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Geovany Soto, c; Craig Gentry, cf.
-- Jeff Wilson