OAKLAND -- A's manger Bob Melvin is switching it up.
"We need to get everyone involved," Melvin said before the game.
Collin Cowgill and Anthony Recker enter the starting lineup for the first time this season, giving Josh Reddick and Kurt Suzuki the day off.
Recker has a history with starting pitcher Graham Godfrey from their time with the Sacramento River Cats. And Melvin has been targeting getting Cowgill some game action.
Melvin said Cowgill could start again Wednesday, giving Coco Crisp the day off.
Here is the A's lineup for their 7 p.m. game with the Kansas City Royals on Comcast SportsNet California.
1. Jemile Weeks (S) 2B
2. Coco Crisp (S) LF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Jonny Gomes (R) DH
5. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
6. Collin Cowgill (R) RF
7. Daric Barton (L) 1B
8. Anthony Recker (R) C
9. Cliff Pennington (S) SS
Graham Godfrey -- P