As manager Ron Washington predicted, Mike Napoli is back behind the plate for a day game after a night game even though he had nursed a bruised right quadriceps muscle near the knee over the weekend. Napoli delivered his first non-homer RBI in about six weeks. Also, with a left-hander on the mound, Brandon Snyder lands in the lineup at first base.
Rangers lineup vs. LHP Travis Blackley: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Josh Hamilton, lf; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Michael Young, dh; Nelson Cruz, rf; Mike Napoli, c; Brandon Snyder, 1b; Craig Gentry, cf.
A's lineup vs. RHP Colby: Coco Crisp, cf; Jemile Weeks, 2b; Josh Reddick, rf; Yoenis Cespedes, lf; Seth Smith, dh; Brandon Moss, 1b; Derek Norris, c; Brandon Inge, 3b; Cliff Pennington, ss.
-- Jeff Wilson