As expected, Geovany Soto and Yu Darvish are paired up for today's start as Darvish seeks his first win Aug. 12. Craig Gentry is also in the lineup, batting eighth and playing left field.
Ron Washington said he went with the numbers when starting Gentry, who is 4 for 6 in his career against A's starter Bartolo Colon.
Texas vs. RHP Colon -- 1. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Alex Rios, rf; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. A.J. Pierzynski, dh; 6. Geovany Soto, c; 7. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 8. Craig Gentry, lf; 9. Leonys Martin, cf.
Oakland vs. RHP Darvish -- 1. Coco Crisp, cf; 2. Josh Donaldson, 3b; 3. Jed Lowrie, ss; 4. Brandon Moss, lf; 5. Yoenis Cespedes, dh; 6. Daric Barton, 1b; 7. Josh Reddick, rf; 8. Stephen Vogt, c; 9. Eric Sogard, 2b.