Tonight's lineup: Blanco gets shot at 2nd

ARLINGTON, Texas --Andres Blanco will get his first start since Aug. 5, giving the slumping Cristian Guzman, just 3-for-33 at the plate since joining the club, the night off. Manager Ron Washington said Guzman will be back in the lineup for Saturday's game, but that if Blanco impresses tonight, he could play his way into Sunday's lineup.

Texas Rangers (65-48)

SS Elvis Andrus (.276)

3B Michael Young (.292)

CF Josh Hamilton (.357)

DH Vladimir Guerrero (.296)

RF Nelson Cruz (.313)

LF David Murphy (.271)

C Bengie Molina (.209)

1B Mitch Moreland (.286)

2B Andres Blanco (.230)

P Tommy Hunter (9-1, 3.01)

Boston Red Sox (66-50)

CF Jacoby Ellsbury (.200)

SS Marco Scutaro (.267)

C Victor Martinez (.286)

DH David Ortiz (.263)

3B Adrian Beltre (.331)

RF J.D. Drew (.260)

1B Mike Lowell (.239)

LF Ryan Kalish (.314)

2B Jed Lowrie (.313)