Elvis Andrus has been struggling at the plate, and manager Ron Washington gave the shortstop a day off. Jurickson Profar will start at short and bat second. There were a few other lineup changes, too, with Lance Berkman at first base and batting fifth instead of third.
A.J. Pierzynski, the Rangers' hottest hitter in June, has moved up to the three-hole.
Texas vs. RHP Jarrod Parker: 1. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 2. Jurickson Profar, ss; 3. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Lance Berkman, 1b; 6. Nelson Cruz, dh; 7. David Murphy, lf; 8. Craig Gentry, cf; 9. Leonys Martin, rf.
Oakland vs. RHP Yu Darvish: 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.