The Rangers are hoping to avoid a sweep to start the second-half of the season, as the Orioles have taken the first two games of a three-game series.
Craig Gentry is batting second for the Rangers. Manager Ron Washington has shuffled the two-hole the past few weeks until Elvis Andrus steadies himself at the plate. Nelson Cruz will be the designated hitter with Leonys Martin playing right.
Texas vs. RHP Chris Tillman: 1. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 2. Craig Gentry, cf; 3. Nelson Cruz, dh; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 6. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 7. Elvis Andrus, ss; 8. David Murphy, lf; 9. Leonys Martin, rf.
Baltimore vs. LHP Martin Perez: 1. Nate McLouth, lf; 2. Manny Machado, 3b; 3. Nick Markakis, rf; 4. Adam Jones, cf; 5. Chris Davis, 1b; 6. Matt Wieters, c; 7. J.J. Hardy, ss; 8. Danny Valencia, dh; 9. Brian Roberts, 2b.