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Elvis Andrus Back in No. 2 Spot, Pierzynski at DH

The Rangers ease Matt Garza into his Texas debut by reuniting him with Geovany Soto

#1 at #2
#1 at #2
Ronald Martinez

Your Texas Rangers lineup for tonight's game:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Elvis Andrus, SS
  3. Nelson Cruz, RF
  4. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  5. A.J. Pierzynski, DH
  6. Jeff Baker, LF
  7. Mitch Moreland, 1B
  8. Geovany Soto, C
  9. Craig Gentry, CF

That's right. A.J. Pierzynski (he of the .672 OPS, .297 wOBA, 79 wRC+ versus lefties this season) is the Ranger designated hitter - and No. 5 hitter - against a left-hander starter tonight. The sad thing is, because Jurickson Profar isn't hitting at all, there's probably no better option.