Nick Tepesch faces his hometown for the first time in his big league career, as the Texas Rangers rookie right-hander starts against the Kansas City Royals. Tepesch grew up about a 15-minute drive from the Royals home, Kauffman Stadium.
James Shields starts for the Royals.
Texas -- 1. Elvis Andrus, ss; 2. David Murphy, lf; 3. Lance Berkman, dh; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Nelson Cruz, rf; 6. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 7. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 8. Jurickson Profar, 2b; 9. Leonys Martin, cf.
RHP Nick Tepesch (3-4, 3.88 ERA)
Kansas City -- 1. Alex Gordon, lf; 2. Alcides Escobar, ss; 3. Eric Hosmer, 1b; 4. Billy Butler, dh; 5. Mike Moustakas, 3b; 6. Lorenzo Cain, cf; 7. David Lough, rf; 8. Adam Moore, c; 9. Elliot Johnson, 2b.
RHP James Shields (2-6, 2.96 ERA)