Texas Rangers (63-68) vs. Kansas City Royals (56-74)
Scott Feldman (4-5, 5.15 ERA) vs. Gil Meche (10-9, 4.01 ERA)
7:10 PM CST in Kansas City, Missouri (Kauffman Stadium)
TV: FSN-HD | Radio: KRLD 1080 AM, XM 182
|2B||Joaquin Arias||SS||Mike Aviles|
|SS||Michael Young||2B||Alberto Callaspo|
|CF||Josh Hamilton||LF||David DeJesus|
|DH||Milton Bradley||RF||Jose Guillen|
|1B||Hank Blalock||3B||Mark Teahen|
|LF||Marlon Byrd||DH||Billy Butler|
|RF||Nelson Cruz||1B||Ross Gload|
|C||Gerald Laird||C||John Buck|
|3B||Chris Davis||CF||Joey Gathright|
Notes: Per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Manager Ron Washington said Nelson Cruz, brought up from Triple-A Oklahoma on Monday, will play every day as the Rangers evaluate the outfielder to see if he can finally succeed in the big leagues after a monstrous season in the minor leagues.
Brandon Boggs, for now, becomes the fourth outfielder. Marlon Byrd will primarily be the left fielder as Cruz takes over in right. Things will get complicated when David Murphy returns from a knee injury. He hopes to be back by the next homestand. Washington expects Murphy, Byrd and Cruz to rotate once Murphy is back.