The Rangers' lineup features the major-league debut of Mitch Moreland and the return of Taylor Teagarden. Joaquin Arias starts as well for Ian Kinsler, who didn't seem very excited to be on the disabled list but understands that it's probably the best move for the long term.
Josh Hamilton has taken Kinsler's spot in the No. 3 hole, a move manager Ron Washington said could become permanent after Kinsler returns.
A's lineup vs. C.J. Wilson: Coco Crisp, cf; Rajai Davis, lf; Kurt Suzuki, dh; Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3b; Adam Rosales, 1b; Mark Ellis, 2b; Landon Powell, c; Matt Carson, rf; Cliff Pennington, ss.
Rangers lineup vs. Vin Mazzaro: Elvis Andrus, ss; Michael Young, 3b; Josh Hamilton, cf; Vladimir Guerrero, dh; Nelson Cruz, rf; David Murphy, lf; Joaquin Arias, 3b; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Taylor Teagarden, c.
-- Jeff Wilson