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Rangers Vs. Mariners Game 2 Lineup: Yu Darvish Starting For First Time Since All-Star Game

The Texas Rangers are sending out Yu Darvish to the mound and while he is 10-5 this year and has been impressive, but he has struggled in his two starts against the Seattle Mariners. Darvish has pitched 9.2 innings and gave up nine earned runs, 10 walks and 12 hits against the Mariners.

Felix Hernandez gets the start for the Mariners and he has had only one start against the Rangers this year, and in that start he struck out seven and allowed only one run.

The only changes for the Rangers lineup are Nelson Cruz is swapping positions with David Murphy. Cruz moves to the designated hitter spot and Murphy goes to right field for Saturday's game. The other move is having Yorvit Torrealba catching due to Mike Napoli being out with a knee injury he suffered Friday night.

Rangers lineup:
1. Ian Kinsler 2B
2. Elvis Andrus SS
3. Josh Hamilton LF
4. Adrian Beltre 3B
5. Nelson Cruz DH
6. Michael Young 1B
7. David Murphy RF
8. Yorvit Torrealba C
Yu Darvish P

Mariners lineup:
9. Leonys Martin CF
1. Dustin Ackley 2B
2. Ichiro Suzuki RF
3. Casper Wells LF
4. John Jaso C
5. Michael Saunders CF
6. Justin Smoak 1B
7. Kyle Seager 3B
8. Carlos Peguero DH
9. Brendan Ryan SS
Felix Hernandez P

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