The Texas Rangers will have ailing third baseman Adrian Beltre, who missed Games 2 and 3 with lower back stiffness, hit cleanup in Wednesday's ALDS finale against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
|2||Shin-Soo Choo (L)||RF|
|3||Prince Fielder (L)||DH|
|5||Mitch Moreland (L)||1B|
|6||Josh Hamilton (L)||LF|
|8||Rougned Odor (L)||2B|
Chris Gimenez will be back behind the plate for Game 5, as well, replacing Robinson Chirinos with left-hander Cole Hamels on the mound. In Game 2, his only other appearance this postseason, Gimenez went 1-for-6 with a run scored while allowing three stolen bases in as many tries.
Hamels, who was named MVP of the NLCS and World Series back in 2008, surrendered four runs - two earned - on six hits over seven innings in Game 2, notching six strikeouts without walking a batter.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, meanwhile, decided not to tinker with his lineup for Game 5 after watching the same nine-man crew pound out eight runs on a dozen hits in Monday's victory at Globe Life Park.
|1||Ben Revere (L)||LF|
|9||Ryan Goins (L)||2B|
Marcus Stroman, 24, will make his second career postseason start Wednesday after allowing four runs - three earned - on five hits and two walks over seven innings in Game 2, an eventual 6-4 loss.