Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is riding a hot bat by keeping backup catcher Geovany Soto in the lineup. Soto has homered in the past two games, and will make his third straight start behind the plate tonight.
A.J. Pierzynski remains in the lineup as the designated hitter.
Texas vs. RHP Jerome Williams -- 1. Erick Aybar, ss; 2. Collin Cowgill, rf; 3. Mike Trout, cf; 4. Mark Trumbo, 1b; 5. Howie Kendrick, 2b; 6. Josh Hamilton, lf; 7. Chris Nelson, 3b; 8. Chris Iannetta, c; 9. J.B. Shuck, dh.
Anaheim vs. LHP Martin Perez -- 1. Leonys Martin, cf; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. A.J. Pierzynski, dh; 6. Nelson Cruz, rf; 7. David Murphy, lf; 8. Geovany Soto, c; 9. Mitch Moreland, 1b.