Nothing Leonys Martin had done the past few days had screamed out that he needed a day off, but the center fielder/leadoff man is getting on Sunday after 22 consecutive starts. A .239 stretch over his past 29 games, including a 1-for-11 the past three, has dropped his average from .291 to .274. Craig Gentry makes his sixth start of the month and his second against a right-hander, and is batting first for the third time in his career.
Mariners lineup vs. RHP Yu Darvish: Brad Miller, ss; Nick Franklin, 2b; Kyle Seager, 3b; Kendrys Morales, dh; Justin Smoak, 1b; Michael Saunders, cf; Dustin Ackley, lf; Endy Chavez, rf; Humberto Quintero, c.
Rangers lineup vs RHP Erasmo Ramirez: Craig Gentry, cf; Elvis Andrus, dh; Ian Kinsler, 2b; Adrian Beltre, 3b; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Alex Rios, rf; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Jurickson Profar, ss; David Murphy, lf.
-- Jeff Wilson