Nelson Cruz, bothered by a bruise near his left hip, will start what could be his final game of the season Sunday at designated hitter. He said that a day without having to run around right field should be a big help. Manager Ron Washington said that Cruz will continue at DH, assuming he doesn't start serving a suspension Monday, until he's healthy.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP A.J. Griffin: Leonys Martin, rf; Elvis Andrus, ss; Ian Kinsler, 2b; Adrian Beltre, 3b; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Nelson Cruz, dh; David Murphy, lf; Craig Gentry, cf; Mitch Moreland, 1b.
A's lineup vs. LHP Derek Holland: Coco Crisp, dh; Jed Lowrie, ss; Josh Donaldson, 3b; Yoenis Cespedes, lf; Nate Freiman, 1b; Alberto Callaspo, 2b; Chris Young, cf; Josh Reddick, rf; Derek Norris, c.
-- Jeff Wilson