Nelson Cruz is back in the three-hole as he had three hits in his season debut there on Wednesday. Robinson Chirinos is also making his second consecutive start at first base, as manager Ron Washington gives Lance Berkman a day off. Ian Kinsler is serving as the DH, and Jurickson Profar is at second.
Texas vs. RHP A.J. Griffin -- 1. Ian Kinsler, dh; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Nelson Cruz, rf; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. David Murphy, lf; 6. Robinson Chirinos, 1b; 7. Geovany Soto, c; 8. Jurickson Profar, 2b; 9. Leonys Martin, cf.
Oakland vs. RHP Josh Lindblom -- 1. Coco Crisp, cf; 2. John Jaso, c; 3. Jed Lowrie, ss; 4. Yoenis Cespedes, dh; 5. Brandon Moss, 1b; 6. Josh Donaldson, 3b; 7. Seth Smith, lf; 8. Josh Reddick, rf; 9. Eric Sogard, 2b.