Lance Berkman is back as the Rangers' designated hitters after taking off the past four games to rest his right knee and lower back. He said that he doesn't have "a significant injury" and is good enough to play. He took swings over the weekend in St. Louis but wasn't used as a pinch hitter. He returns as the No. 6 batter in the order, the lowest he has hit this season.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Hiroki Kuroda: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Nelson Cruz, rf; Adrian Beltre, 3b; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Lance Berkman, dh; Mitch Moreland, 1b; David Murphy, lf; Leonys Martin, cf.
Yankees lineup vs. RHP Yu Darvish: Brett Gardner, cf; Ichiro Suzuki, rf; Robinson Cano, 2b; Travis Hafner, dh; Lyle Overbay, 1b; Zoilo Almonte, lf; Jayson Nix, ss; David Adams, 3b; Chris Stewart, c.
-- Jeff Wilson