Texas Rangers starting lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game

Travis Jankowski will see his first action of spring training in addition to a game five hero from the 2023 World Series.

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Texas continues their spring training schedule Saturday afternoon with another game against the Kansas City Royals. Texas defeated Kansas City 5-4 on Friday to kick off their Cactus League Schedule. Dane Dunning got the start and pitched a scoreless inning. Jesus Tinoco, Jack Leiter, and Zak Kent all pitched scoreless innings in relief. Antoine Kelly picked up the win after Dustin Harris singled in Elier Hernandez to give Texas the lead in the seventh inning.

Starting pitcher and lineup for the Texas Rangers

Now Texas looks to go 2-0 in Cactus League action. They will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to make his 2024 spring training debut. The last time Eovaldi was on the mound was November 1st when he pitched an unforgettable six scoreless innings to help Texas win the World Series. He will likely only pitch the first inning much like Dunning did on Friday.

Bruce Bochy has put out his lineup as well for game two.

No regular starters in the lineup today. Fans will get their first look at former Angel Jared Walsh as he tries to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster. Jankowski gets his first start of the spring in center field. Duran gets his second start. He was the starting DH in Friday's game and went 0-2 with two strikeouts. Duran will play shortstop today. Justin Foscue came on for Marcus Semien in Friday's game and today will start at DH. The 2020 first-round pick is trying to win the DH job this spring training. Andrew Knizner, the likely backup catcher, gets his first start and will catch Eovaldi.

Texas will continue slow playing it with their starters after an extended 2023 season. There will probably be more playing on Sunday when Andrew Heaney makes his debut against the San Francisco Giants.

Game time today is 2:05pm central time. It will be broadcast on 105.3 the Fan or can be heard on MLB.com as well with an MLB.tv subscription.

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