ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rangers lineup for tonight does include Mitch Moreland at first base. Manager Ron Washington had been contemplating veteran Jorge Cantu, who started against David Price in Game 1, but decided to go with Moreland.
Moreland is 2-for-11 in this series, but is 0-for-1 off left-handed pitching. That one at-bat came in Game 2 off reliever Randy Choate. Moreland hit a fly ball out as Choate came in just to pitch to Moreland with two outs in the fifth.