Lineups: A.J. Pierzynski scratched

MILWAUKEE -- Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski was scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup with tightness in his right oblique.

Pierzynski only started one game in last week's three-game set against the Chicago White Sox because of the sore oblique, but started all three against the Boston Red Sox over the weekend.

Manager Ron Washington sat Pierzynski on Monday, a day after a four-strikeout performance, saying it was only a day off.

Pierzynski has put up a .263/.297/.411 line on the season and hit four home runs. Geovany Soto will replace Pierzynski in Tuesday's lineup and hit sixth against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Here are the lineups:


2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

3B Adrian Beltre

RF Nelson Cruz

1B Mitch Moreland

C Geovany Soto

LF David Murphy

CF Leonys Martin

P Justin Grimm


RF Norichika Aoki

SS Jean Segura

LF Ryan Braun

3B Aramis Ramirez

2B Rickie Weeks

CF Carlos Gomez

1B Yuniesky Betancourt

C Martin Maldonado

P Wily Peralta