Two mistake-free games in left field have earned Jurickson Profar a third game there Friday in the opener at Detroit. He was busy there in his start Wednesday, and handled his chances with out any issues. Manager Ron Washington has also flopped Elvis Andrus and David Murphy in the lineup, with Andrus back to sixth and Murphy up to second. The move makes the Rangers tougher to pitch to late in games.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Doug Fister: Ian Kinsler, 2b; David Murphy, dh; Nelson Cruz, rf; Adrian Beltre, 3b; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Elvis Andrus, ss; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Jurickson Profar, lf; Leonys Martin, cf.
Tigers lineup vs. RHP Justin Grimm: Austin Jackson, cf; Torii Hunter, rf; Miguel Cabrera, 3b; Prince Fielder, 1b; Victor Martinez, dh; Johnny Peralta, ss; Andy Dirks, lf; Alex Avila, c; Ramon Santiago, 2b.
-- Jeff Wilson