Craig Gentry is making his first start in left field today against the Astros. He played left as a defensive replacement Saturday, and is expected to start there against most left-handed starters.
Leonys Martin is in center field, and manager Ron Washington feels more comfortable with Gentry in left rather than Martin.
Texas vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel -- 1. Leonys Martin, cf; 2. Elvis Andrus, dh; 3. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Alex Rios, rf; 6. Jeff Baker, 1b; 7. Geovany Soto, c; 8. Craig Gentry, lf; 9. Jurickson Profar, ss.
Houston vs. LHP Martin Perez -- 1. Robbie Grossman, lf; 2. L.J. Hoes, rf; 3. Jose Altuve, 2b; 4. Chris Carter, dh; 5. Matt Dominguez, 3b; 6. Brett Wallace, 1b; 7. Carlos Corporan, c; 8. Brandon Barnes, cf; 9. Jake Elmore, ss.