Lineups: Derek Lowe starts in place of Yu Darvish

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers (11-11-2) look to get back above .500 when they face the Kansas City Royals (17-4-1) on Monday at Surprise Stadium at 8:05 p.m. CT. The Rangers were 1-1 in their Sunday split-squad games losing, 4-3, to the Seattle Mariners in Surprise and beating the Chicago Cubs, 8-5, at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. Derek Lowe is starting in place of Yu Darvish, who was scratched because of a stiff neck.

The Rangers' lineup for today's game:

2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

1B Lance Berkman

3B Adrian Beltre

LF David Murphy

C Geovany Soto

DH Mitch Moreland

CF Craig Gentry

RF Julio Borbon


RHP Derek Lowe

LHP Joe Ortiz

LHP Nate Robertson

RHP Josh Lindblom

RHP Cory Burns

RHP Ben Rowen

RHP Yoshinori Tateyama


LF Alex Gordon

SS Alcides Escobar

1B Eric Hosmer

DH Billy Butler

3B Mike Moustakas

C Salvador Perez

CF Lorenzo Cain

RF Jeff Francoeur

2B Johnny Giavotella


RHP Ervin Santana

RHP Luke Hochevar

RHP Louis Coleman

LHP Donnie Joseph

LHP Tim Collins