Today’s Rangers-Twins lineups: Alex Rios gets rare day off

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Ron Washington is going with his gut over numbers today.

He’s giving Alex Rios a day off, Rios’ first since being acquired by the Rangers last August. Rios has played in 126 consecutive games, including the first 79 this season.

Washington said he knew Rios has a career .481 average with five RBIs against Twins starter Phil Hughes, but felt his everyday right fielder has looked sluggish the past few days. Rios is 0 for his last 15.

Michael Choice is starting in right field, and Washington has designated hitter Donnie Murphy batting fifth.

The full lineups:

Texas -- 1. Shin-Soo Choo, lf; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Carlos Pena, 1b; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Donnie Murphy, dh; 6. Leonys Martin, cf; 7. Chris Gimenez, c; 8. Michael Choice, rf; 9. Rougned Odor, 2b.

RHP Yu Darvish (7-4, 2.62 ERA)

Minnesota -- 1. Sam Fuld, cf; 2. Brian Dozier, 2b; 3. Joe Mauer, dh; 4. Kendrys Morales, 1b; 5. Oswaldo Arcia, rf; 6. Kurt Suzuki, c; 7. Chris Parmelee, lf; 8. Eduardo Escobar, 3b; 9. Pedro Florimon, ss.

RHP Phil Hughes (8-3, 3.40 ERA)

Drew Davison, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @drewdavison

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Houston 1:00 PM ET
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Philadelphia TV: FOX
Dallas 1:00 PM ET
St. Louis TV: FOX
San Francisco 4:05 PM ET
Arizona TV: FOX
Kansas City 4:25 PM ET
Miami TV: CBS
Denver 4:25 PM ET
Seattle TV: CBS
Pittsburgh 8:30 PM ET
Carolina TV: NBC
Monday
Chicago 8:30 PM ET
NY Jets TV: ESPN
Full Scoreboard
Thursday, September 18Full Scoreboard
No games today
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Thursday, September 18Full Scoreboard
Texas «7Final | Box
Oakland2
Toronto0Bottom 5th | Box
NY Yankees0@theBallpark | TV: SNET-1, YES
Boston1Bottom 4th | Box
Pittsburgh1@theBallpark | TV: NESN, ROOT-PIT
Washington5Top 5th | Box
Miami1@theBallpark | TV: MASN, FSN-FL
Los Angeles0Bottom 1st | Box
Chicago Cubs0@theBallpark | TV: SNet LA, CSN-CHI, MLB N
Cleveland0Bottom 1st | Box
Houston0@theBallpark | TV: STO, CSN-HOU
Milwaukee0Top 1st | Box
St. Louis0@theBallpark | TV: FSN-WI, FSN-MW, MLB Net
Arizona 9/18 8:40 PM ET
Colorado TV: FSN-AZ, ROOT-RM
Philadelphia 9/18 9:10 PM ET
San Diego TV: CSN-PHI, FSN-SD
Seattle 9/18 10:05 PM ET
LA Angels TV: ROOT-NW, FSN-W
Full Scoreboard
Thursday, September 18Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Week 3Full Scoreboard
Thursday
Tampa Bay 8:25 PM ET
Atlanta TV: CBS, NFL Network
Sunday
San Diego 1:00 PM ET
Buffalo TV: CBS
Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
Cincinnati TV: CBS
Baltimore 1:00 PM ET
Cleveland TV: CBS
Green Bay 1:00 PM ET
Detroit TV: FOX
Indianapolis 1:00 PM ET
Jacksonville TV: CBS
Oakland 1:00 PM ET
New England TV: CBS
Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
New Orleans TV: FOX
Houston 1:00 PM ET
NY Giants TV: CBS
Washington 1:00 PM ET
Philadelphia TV: FOX
Dallas 1:00 PM ET
St. Louis TV: FOX
San Francisco 4:05 PM ET
Arizona TV: FOX
Kansas City 4:25 PM ET
Miami TV: CBS
Denver 4:25 PM ET
Seattle TV: CBS
Pittsburgh 8:30 PM ET
Carolina TV: NBC
Monday
Chicago 8:30 PM ET
NY Jets TV: ESPN
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No games today
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