Jurickson Profar is back in the leadoff spot and serving as the designated hitter as Lance Berkman gets a second straight day off. Ian Kinsler is in the three-hole and the offense will try to get going against A's right-hander Dan Straily.
Texas -- 1. Jurickson Profar, dh; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 6. Nelson Cruz, rf; 7. David Murphy, lf; 8. Chris McGuiness, 1b; 9. Leonys Martin, cf.
RHP Nick Tepesch (3-6, 4.30 ERA)
Oakland -- 1. Coco Crisp, cf; 2. John Jaso, c; 3. Yoenis Cespedes, dh; 4. Brandon Moss, 1b; 5. Josh Donaldson, 3b; 6. Seth Smith, lf; 7. Jed Lowrie, ss; 8. Josh Reddick, rf; 9. Eric Sogard, 2b.
-- Drew Davison