Tampa Bay Rays (73-47) vs. Texas Rangers (61-61)
Matt Garza (9-7, 3.88 ERA) vs. Kevin Millwood (6-6, 5.40 ERA)
7:05 PM CST in Arlington, Texas (Rangers Ballpark in Arlington)
TV: FSN-HD | Radio: KRLD 1080 AM, XM 180
|2B||Akinori Iwamura||2B||Ian Kinsler|
|CF||B.J. Upton||SS||Michael Young|
|1B||Carlos Pena||CF||Josh Hamilton|
|3B||Cliff Floyd||DH||Milton Bradley|
|LF||Willy Aybar||RF||Marlon Byrd|
|LF||Eric Hinske||LF||Brandon Boggs|
|RF||Gabe Gross||1B||Chris Davis|
|C||Shawn Riggans||C||Gerald Laird|
|SS||Jason Bartlett||3B||Ramon Vazquez|
Notes: Per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Luis Mendoza has been optioned to make room for tonight's starter, Kevin Millwood, who has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. Mendoza's ERA has skyrocketed to 8.13. He allowed eight runs in four-plus innings Wednesday against Boston.
There's no word yet if Tommy Hunter will remain in the rotation. His next start would be scheduled for Tuesday, but the Rangers could bring up Brandon McCarthy from Triple-A Oklahoma or move Dustin Nippert into the rotation and move Hunter into a long-relief role.