Geovany Soto is starting at catcher tonight, as manager Ron Washington pairs him up with Martin Perez for a second straight start.
Soto helped Perez to his first career complete-game in his last start against Houston, and Washington hopes that carries over into tonight. A.J. Pierzynski is on the bench, but is expected to start the final four games of the homestand.
Texas vs. RHP Felix Hernandez -- 1. Leonys Martin, cf; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Alex Rios, rf; 6. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 7. Geovany Soto, c; 8. Jurickson Profar, dh; 9. David Murphy, lf.
Seattle vs. LHP Martin Perez -- 1. Brad Miller, 2b; 2. Kyle Seager, 3b; 3. Kendrys Morales, dh; 4. Michael Morse, rf; 5. Raul Ibanez, lf; 6. Justin Smoak, 1b; 7. Dustin Ackley, cf; 8. Brendan Ryan, ss; 9. Henry Blanco, c.