Ross Wolf will make his first major league start. The 30 year-old RHP has made 25 relief appearances throughout his career. At first base, Jeff Baker will start in place of Mitch Moreland, who was given the day off by Rangers manager Ron Washington. Moreland appeared in all 46 of the Rangers previous games.
Texas -- 1. Elvis Andrus, ss; 2. David Murphy, lf; 3. Lance Berkman, dh; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Nelson Cruz, rf; 6. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 7. Jeff Baker, 1b; 8. Leonys Martin, cf; 9. Leury Garcia, 2b.
RHP Ross Wolf (0-0, ---)
Oakland -- 1. Coco Crisp, cf; 2. John Jaso, dh; 3. Yoenis Cespedes, lf; 4. Brandon Moss, 1b; 5. Josh Donaldson, 3b; 6. Seth Smith, rf; 7. Derek Norris, c; 8. Eric Sogard, 2b; 9. Adam Rosales, ss.
RHP Jarrod Parker (2-5, 6.04 ERA)
-- Christian Clark