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Rangers Vs. Rays: Friday's Lineups Announced

The lineups for Friday's series-opener between the Rangers and Rays have been posted. Both teams come into this series in Arlington hot, with the Rangers boasting the top record in MLB while the Rays are on a five-game winning streak. These teams last met in the ALDS last season, where the Rangers came out on top.

There are no notable changes for the Rangers, who have used the same lineup for most of the season. The Rays lineup is quite different than Thursday, notably with Matt Joyce absent.

Here is the lineup for the Rangers:

Ian Kinsler 2B,

Elvis Andrus SS,

Josh Hamilton CF,

Adrian Beltre 3B,

Michael Young DH,

Nelson Cruz RF,

David Murphy LF,

Mike Napoli C,

Mitch Moreland 1B

Here is the lineup for the Rays:

Desmond Jennings LF,

Carlos Pena 1B,

Evan Longoria 3B,

Ben Zobrist RF,

Jeff Keppinger DH,

B.J. Upton CF,

Sean Rodriguez SS,

Chris Gimenez C

Elliot Johnson 2B

Read more about the Rangers at Lone Star Ball. For more on the Rays, visit DRaysBay.

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