Detroit Tigers (70-78) vs. Texas Rangers (73-77)
D. Willis (0-1, 10.32 ERA) vs. B. McCarthy (1-1, 4.22 ERA)
7:05 PM CST in Arlington, Texas (Rangers Ballpark in Arlington)
TV: FSN-HD | Radio: KRLD 1080 AM, XM 178
|CF||Curtis Granderson||2B||Joaquin Arias|
|2B||Placido Polanco||SS||Michael Young|
|RF||Magglio Ordonez||CF||Josh Hamilton|
|1B||Miguel Cabrera||LF||Marlon Byrd|
|LF||Matt Joyce||RF||Nelson Cruz|
|DH||Gary Sheffield||1B||Hank Blalock|
|3B||Jeff Larish||DH||Max Ramirez|
|C||Brandon Inge||3B||Travis Metcalf|
|SS||Ramon Santiago||C||Taylor Teagarden|
Notes: Per Richard Durrett of the Dallas Morning News:
It appears David Murphy is out for the season. Manager Ron Washington conceded as much today and Murphy said he'd rather make sure he's completely healthy for his off-season workouts, rather than come back for one series or one week of games.
Murphy had a cortisone shot and an MRI on his right knee last Tuesday. The shot helped reduce the swelling, but he still can't really run for very long periods. The MRI revealed a small tear in the [posterior cruciate ligament] and a bone bruise, but nothing more. Murphy is confident he'll be ready for the off-season, but at this point is just taking it easy.