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Monday, March 18, 2013
Lineups: Derek Lowe starts in place of Yu Darvish

By Ron Matejko

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers (11-11-2) look to get back above .500 when they face the Kansas City Royals (17-4-1) on Monday at Surprise Stadium at 8:05 p.m. CT. The Rangers were 1-1 in their Sunday split-squad games losing, 4-3, to the Seattle Mariners in Surprise and beating the Chicago Cubs, 8-5, at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. Derek Lowe is starting in place of Yu Darvish, who was scratched because of a stiff neck.

The Rangers' lineup for today's game:

2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
1B Lance Berkman
3B Adrian Beltre
LF David Murphy
C Geovany Soto
DH Mitch Moreland
CF Craig Gentry
RF Julio Borbon

RHP Derek Lowe
LHP Joe Ortiz
LHP Nate Robertson
RHP Josh Lindblom
RHP Cory Burns
RHP Ben Rowen
RHP Yoshinori Tateyama

LF Alex Gordon
SS Alcides Escobar
1B Eric Hosmer
DH Billy Butler
3B Mike Moustakas
C Salvador Perez
CF Lorenzo Cain
RF Jeff Francoeur
2B Johnny Giavotella

RHP Ervin Santana
RHP Luke Hochevar
RHP Louis Coleman
LHP Donnie Joseph
LHP Tim Collins