Monday, July 6th Game Preview
Texas Rangers (45-35) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (45-35)
Kevin Millwood (8-5, 2.80 ERA) vs. Jered Weaver (8-3, 3.10 ERA)
9:05 p.m. CST in Anaheim, California (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)
TV: FSNSW-HD | Radio: KRLD 105.3 FM, XM 178
Pre-Game Notes: Second baseman Ian Kinsler is the early leader in the American League "Final Vote" balloting; Kinsler acknowledges being slowed by fatigue but asserts he does not need a day off ... According to manager Ron Washington, right-hander Vicente Padilla (right shoulder inflammation) will be ready to start on Wednesday; Dustin Nippert will start on Tuesday, followed by Tommy Hunter, Derek Holland, Scott Feldman and Kevin Millwood on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively ... Outfielder David Murphy will begin working out at first base, a position he has not played since his college playing days at Baylor; Ron Washington will reportedly attempt to rotate Murphy, Marlon Byrd, Nelson Cruz, Josh Hamilton and Andruw Jones between the three outfield spots and the designated hitter spot.
Minor League Games: Omaha vs. Oklahoma City (Guillermo Moscoso), Frisco vs. Arkansas, Game 1 (Michael Ballard), Frisco vs. Arkansas, Game 2 (Kasey Kiker), Stockton vs. Bakersfield (Ryan Tatusko), Hagerstown vs. Hickory (Neil Ramirez), Vancouver vs. Spokane (Matt Thompson), AZL Padres vs. AZL Rangers (Carlos Melo)