The Rangers are facing a left-handed pitcher, and the left-handed-hitting Leonys Martin is starting over the right-handed-hitting Craig Gentry yet again. Martin also started Wednesday against A's lefty Tommy Milone, so a trend is developing. The Rangers have four left-handed hitters in the lineup, all in a row, the by-product of Jeff Baker being on the disabled list and Mitch Moreland returning from the DL.
Rangers lineup vs. LHP Tyler Lyons: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Nelson Cruz, rf; Adrian Beltre, 3b; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Mitch Moreland, 1b; David Murphy, lf; Leonys Martin, cf; Derek Holland, p.
Cardinals lineup vs. LHP Derek Holland: Matt Carpenter, 2b; Carlos Beltran, rf; Matt Holliday, lf; Allen Craig, 1b; Yadier Molina, c; David Freese, 3b; Jon Jay, cf; Pete Kozma, ss; Tyler Lyons, p.
-- Jeff Wilson