Boston's Jed Lowrie won't test heat
Lowrie missed 94 games this season with mononucleosis.
Bill Hall will replace Lowrie at second base. Meanwhile, David Ortiz will have the day off and former Rangers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will make his first start of the series for the Red Sox and second since being recalled.
Meanwhile, the Rangers are going with a reserve-laden lineup with Ian Kinsler still out, Nelson Cruz out with a hamstring injury and Vladimir Guerrero receiving the day off.
Texas Rangers (66-49)
SS Elvis Andrus (.274)
3B Michael Young (.288)
LF David Murphy (.273)
DH Josh Hamilton (.362)
1B Jorge Cantu (.273)
RF Mitch Moreland (.303)
C Taylor Teagarden (.122)
2B Andres Blanco (.232)
CF Julio Borbon (.266)
P C.J. Wilson (10-5, 3.30 ERA)
Boston Red Sox (67-51)
SS Marco Scutaro (.269)
RF Darnell McDonald (.259)
1B Victor Martinez (.281)
3B Adrian Beltre (.329)
DH Mike Lowell (.248)
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (.333)
2B Bill Hall (.246)
CF Ryan Kalish (.326)
LF Eric Patterson (.222)
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