Thanks to postponements in Chicago and Boston this is the only 2PM game in the AL. The first pitch will be thrown out by unemployed doofus George W. Bush. Don't worry, they're not chanting "ELVIS ANDRUUUUUUS," those are boos. Reigning AL Cy Young winner Cliff Lee takes the mound for the visiting Indians, while Kevin Millwood rolls out of bed to pitch for the Rangers.
Mark DeRosa makes his debut with the Indians, Elvis Andrus does the same for Texas. The hometown team also sends out Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis for their first ever Opening Day assignments. Travis Hafner returns from the Wilderness to hit cleanup for the Tribe. Could be the HIGHEST SCORING GAME OF THE SEASON SO FAR.
|Grady Sizemore, CF||Ian Kinsler, 2B|
|Mark DeRosa, 2B||Michael Young, 3B|
|Victor Martinez, 1B||Josh Hamilton, CF|
|Travis Hafner, DH||Nelson Cruz, RF|
|Jhonny Peralta, SS||Hank Blalock, DH|
|Shin Soo-Choo, RF||Marlon Byrd, LF|
|Kelly Shoppach, C||Chris Davis, 1B|
|Ben Francisco, LF||Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||Elvis Andrus, SS|