ARLINGTON, Texas -- First baseman Jorge Cantu will start tonight's Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia. It will be Cantu's first action since Game 1 of the ALDS.
Cantu, who will bat ninth, went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his lone postseason appearance.
Washington started Moreland (3-for-15 in ALDS) in Game 5 despite facing tough Rays southpaw David Price, and Washington didn't rule out sticking with Moreland in Game 3, but he wasn't ready to commit beyond the first two games. Still, Washington knows Yankee Stadium favors left-handed hitters.
"Against Andy Pettitte, I'm going to get as many of our righties in there as I can," Washington said. "The only lefty you may see [outside of Josh Hamilton] if I decide not to put Cantu in there is Moreland."
Here is the Rangers' Game 1 lineup:
SS Elvis Andrus
CF Josh Hamilton
LF Nelson Cruz
2B Ian Kinsler
1B Jorge Cantu