Updated lineups: A's change pitcher

September, 15, 2013
9/15/13
12:38
PM CT
Updates: Yoenis Cespedes was scratched with a sore left shoulder. Oakland scheduled starter Jarrod Parker was a late scratch due to illness. Left-hander Tommy Milone will start. Texas is countering Oakland's switch with late changes to its batting order. Jeff Baker and Joey Butler are in, while Lance Berkman and Leonys Martin will sit.

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Lance Berkman returns to the lineup as designated hitter and will bat sixth for the Rangers' 2:05 start against Oakland at Rangers Ballpark. He is 0-for-7 in three games since coming off the disabled list Sept. 1. He started twice in Oakland upon his return Sept 2-3 and was used as a pinch hitter in Saturday’s 1-0 loss. Jim Adduci is favored at first base over slumping Mitch Moreland. Today‘s lineups:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
DH Jeff Baker
1B Jim Adduci
LF Joey Butler
CF Craig Gentry
P Martin Perez

OAKLAND
CF Coco Crisp
LF Chris Young
SS Jed Lowrie
3B Josh Donaldson
C Derek Norris
2B Alberto Callaspo
DH Nate Freiman
RF Josh Reddick
1B Daric Barton
P Tommy Milone

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.323 18 75 77
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 75
RA. Beltre 77
OPSA. Beltre .876
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.34
SOY. Darvish 182