The Rangers will go after Oakland rookie Jarrod Parker on Wednesday with what rates as their best lineup against a right-handed pitcher. It's the same lineup that helped the Rangers win the opener of this four-game series Monday. That means Mike Napoli is back behind the plate to catch Martin Perez, who threw to Geovany Soto on Friday at Seattle.
A's lineup vs. LHP Martin Perez: Stephen Drew, ss; Jonny Gomes, lf; Yoenis Cespedes, cf; Chris Carter, dh; Brandon Moss, dh; Josh Donaldson, 3b; Josh Reddick, rf; Derek Norris, c; Cliff Pennington, 2b.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Jarrod Parker: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Josh Hamilton, cf; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Nelson Cruz, rf; Michael Young, dh; David Murphy, lf; Mike Napoli, c; Mitch Moreland, 1b.
-- Jeff Wilson