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Ian Desmond is getting his first day off tonight, with Ryan Rua starting in left field

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

So, you know how y'all have been clamoring for Ian Desmond, one of the few Rangers to start every game this season, to get a day off?  Well, Jeff Banister has heeded your cries...Desmond is on the bench tonight, with Ryan Rua in left field.

Tonight's lineup:

DeShields -- CF

Mazara -- RF

Prince -- DH

Beltre -- 3B

Moreland -- 1B

Rua -- LF

Odor -- 2B

Elvis -- SS

Nicholas -- C

Colby Lewis is on the mound for Texas, going up against 2015 Texas Ranger Yovani Gallardo.