Craig Gentry, fresh off his eighth-inning triple Friday night, makes his return to the Rangers' starting lineup tonight. The triple didn't have anything to do with it, though. His ankle is fine after twisting it last weekend, and the A's are starting a left-handed pitcher. Gentry, a right-handed hitter, is batting .383 against lefties this year.
A's lineup vs. LHP Martin Perez: Coco Crisp, cf; Jemile Weeks, 2b; Josh Reddick, rf; Yoenis Cespedes, dh; Jonny Gomes, lf; Chris Carter, 1b; Brandon Inge, 3b; Brandon Hicks, ss; Kurt Suzuki, c.
Rangers lineup vs. LHP Tommy Milone: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Josh Hamilton, lf; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Michael Young, dh; Nelson Cruz, rf; Mike Napoli, 1b; Yorvit Torrealba, c; Craig Gentry.
-- Jeff Wilson