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Profar in left field, Elvis batting second today

As the Rangers look to avoid the sweep, Jeff Banister adjusts his lineup, dropping the slumping Choo

MLB: Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers look to avoid the sweep today, and Jeff Banister has tweaked his lineup, dropping the slumping Shin-Soo Choo to the seventh spot despite the righthanded Hisashi Iwakuma starting for the M’s.

The lineup:

Gomez — CF

Elvis — SS

Mazara — RF

Napoli — 1B

Odor — 2B

Lucroy — C

Choo — DH

Gallo — 3B

Profar — LF

Cole Hamels gets the start for Texas.