Nothing has changed since last week, when Rangers manager Ron Washington said that his options were so limited at first base that he has to start the left-handed-hitting Mitch Moreland against left-handed starters. It worked out well Thursday at Tampa Bay, as Moreland hit a homer off All-Star lefty Matt Moore. Moreland is bat in the lineup against Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel on Wednesday in the finale of the three-game series. Moreland is 1 for 5 in his career against Keuchel.
Astros lineup vs. LHP Martin Perez: Jonathan Villar, ss; Jose Altuve, 2b; Matt Dominguez, 3b; Chris Carter, 1b; J.D. Martinez, lf; Brandon Laird, dh; L.J. Hoes, rf; Cody Clark, c; Brandon Barnes, cf.
Rangers lineup vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Alex Rios, rf; Adrian Beltre, 3b; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Jeff Baker, dh; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Craig Gentry, lf; Leonys Martin, cf.
-- Jeff Wilson