The Rangers are facing a left-hander for a third straight game and have two more straight ahead. Manager Ron Washington needed a right-handed-hitting No. 5 hitter with Bengie Molina on the bench, so he went with Jorge Cantu. Yes, that Jorge Cantu. He's beyond due for an RBI and will get a full load of at-bats tonight against Brett Anderson.
A's lineup vs. RHP Tommy Hunter: Coco Crisp, cf; Daric Barton, 1b; Kurt Suzuki, c; Jack Cust, lf; Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3b; Jeff Larish, dh; Mark Ellis, 2b; Rajai Davis, rf; Cliff Pennington, ss.
Rangers lineup vs. LHP Brett Anderson: Elvis Andrus, ss; Michael Young, 3b; Josh Hamilton, lf; Vladimir Guerrero, dh; Jorge Cantu, 1b; David Murphy, rf; Matt Treanor, c; Andres Blanco, 2b; Julio Borbon, cf.
-- Jeff Wilson