Seeking an extra left-handed hitter who might provide a spark for the opener of a three-game series against division-leading Oakland, manager Ron Washington picked Jim Adduci to start in left field and put David Murphy at designated hitter over Jurickson Profar. The Rangers have four right-handed bats atop the lineup, followed by the lefty hitters. Adduci is batting .300 in extremely limited action since making his major-league debut earlier this month.
A's lineup vs. LHP Derek Holland: Coco Crisp, cf; Josh Donaldson, 3b; Jed Lowrie, ss; Yoenis Cespedes, lf; Nate Freiman, 1b; Alberto Callaspo, 2b; Chris Young, rf; Derek Norris, dh; Kurt Suzuki, c.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Dan Straily: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Alex Rios, rf; Adrian Beltre, 3b; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Jim Adduci, lf; David Murphy, dh; Leonys Murphy, cf.
-- Jeff Wilson