Mar 31, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT
Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Sunday night’s season-opening game between the Rangers and Astros at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET. It’s on ESPN.
TEXAS RANGERS HOUSTON ASTROS 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 1. Jose Altuve, 2B 2. Elvis Andrus, SS 2. Brett Wallace, 1B 3. Lance Berkman, DH 3. Chris Carter, LF 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B 4. Carlos Pena, DH 5. David Murphy, LF 5. Justin Maxwell, CF 6. Nelson Cruz, RF 6. Jason Castro, C 7. A.J. Pierzynski, C 7. Matt Dominguez, 3B 8. Mitch Moreland, 1B 8. Brandon Barnes, RF 9. Leonys Martin, CF 9. Ronny Cedeno, SS SP Matt Harrison, LH SP Bud Norris, RH
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- Kris Medlen leaves game with right forearm strain 13
- Cardinals sign Cuban middle infielder Aledmys Diaz to a four-year major league contract 41
- Cardinals and Matt Carpenter agree to a six-year, $52 million extension 10
- Jet Blue Park is absolutely incredible 59
- Gary Nolan one of many careers saved by Dr. Frank Jobe 17
- Ian Kinsler hopes Rangers go 0-162, calls GM a “sleazeball” (132)
- Albert Pujols was insulted when someone asked him if he can put up Mike Trout numbers (103)
- The politics of “The Cardinal Way” (67)
- Robinson Cano wants the Mariners to bring in Kendrys Morales and Ervin Santana (64)
- Reporter calls Ian Kinsler as self-absorbed as A-Rod (60)