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Rangers Vs. Yankees: Starting Line-Ups Announced

Tonight's match-up between the Texas Rangers and visiting New York Yankees isn't just the All-Japanese contest between Hiroki Kuroda and Yu Darvish. It's simply the most entertaining game available to watch tonight. A game between the Yanks and Rangers is quite possibly a preview of the ALCS, and it feels like playoff baseball already in April. As the teams prep for another game in the tight series, here's tonight's starting line-ups.

NEW YORK YANKEES
1. Derek Jeter (R) SS
2. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
3. Alex Rodriguez (R) DH
4. Robinson Cano (L) 2B
5. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
6. Nick Swisher (S) RF
7. Raul Ibanez (L) LF
8. Eric Chavez (L) 3B
9. Russell Martin (R) C

TEXAS RANGERS
1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Elvis Andrus (R) SS
3. Josh Hamilton (L) CF
4. Adrian Beltre (R) 3B
5. Michael Young (R) DH
6. Nelson Cruz (R) RF
7. David Murphy (L) LF
8. Mike Napoli (R) C
9. Mitch Moreland (L) 1B

Read more about the Rangers at Lone Star Ball. For more on the Yankees, check outPinstripe Alley. To stay updated on news and notes around Major League Baseball, visitBaseball Nation.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.