The dreaded day-game-after-a-night-game scenario has helped contribute to a day off Saturday for catcher A.J. Pierzynski. He sits, his first full day off since the All-Star break, and Geovany Soto gets back behind the plate to catch former Cubs teammate Matt Garza. They've been paired in all three of Garza's start with the Rangers.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Jarrod Parker: Leonys Martin, cf; Elvis Andrus, ss; Ian Kinsler, 2b; Adrian Beltre, dh; Nelson Cruz, rf; David Murphy, lf; Geovany Soto, c; Jurickson Profar, 3b; Mitch Moreland, 1b.
A's lineup vs. RHP Matt Garza: Coco Crisp, cf; Eric Sogard, ss; Jed Lowrie, dh; Yoenis Cespedes, lf; Brandon Moss, 1b; Josh Donaldson, 3b; Josh Reddick, rf; Alberto Callaspo, 2b; Stephen Vogt, c.
-- Jeff Wilson