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September 03, 2013

Tuesday's Rangers-A's lineups: Back-to-back for Lance Berkman

Lance Berkman said after Monday, his first game since July 6, that he felt well enough to play again Tuesday if called up. Well, he has been called upon Tuesday. Berkman will be the Rangers' designated hitter and bat eighth again. He struck out in his first at-bat and hit two balls hard the next two times up. The Rangers want to give Berkman a chance to find his rhythm for the final push. Elvis Andrus is out again, though he attempted to run before batting practice, and Leonys Martin sits in favor of Craig Gentry.

Rangers lineup vs. RHP Bartolo Colon: Craig Gentry, cf; Jurickson Profar, ss; Ian Kinsler, 2b; Adrian Beltre, 3b; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Alex Rios, rf; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Lance Berkman, dh; David Murphy, lf.

A's lineup vs. LHP Martin Perez: Coco Crisp, dh; Josh Donaldson, 3b; Jed Lowrie, ss; Yoenis Cespedes, lf; Nate Freiman, 1b; Alberto Callaspo, 2b; Chris Young, cf; Kurt Suzuki, c; Michael Choice, rf.

-- Jeff Wilson

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