Lance Berkman was out of the starting lineup for a second-consecutive day for the Texas Rangers.

Berkman, who didn't start Thursday's series finale in New York, would have likely played in Friday's game if things had gone different following the team's plane ride home Thursday night.

Berkman, who has been slowed by a balky right knee and recently had a cortisone shot, banged the knee getting off the plane and it was sore enough Friday that he didn't start.

"It was wet and the shoes I was wearing kind of had a slick bottom," Berkman said. "I ended up in a hurdler's pose. I woke up and it was really sore."