A's lineup: Crisp back from injury, leading off in center

A's lineup: Crisp back from injury, leading off in center
April 18, 2014, 2:00 pm
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In 16 career games against the Houston Astros, Coco Crisp is batting .333 (20-for-60), with four home runs and 15 walks. (USATSI)

Programming note: Astros-A’s coverage starts Friday night at 6:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California (Territory restrictions apply)

Manager Bob Melvin has announced his lineup for the opening set of a three-game series against the Houston Astros: 

Houston Astros

1. Jose Altuve (R) 2B
2. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
3. Jason Castro (L) C
4. George Springer (R) RF
5. Marc Krauss (L) 1B
6. Chris Carter (R) DH
7. Alex Presley (L) LF
8. Matt Dominguez (R) 3B
9. Jonathan Villar (S) SS
Pitcher -- Jarred Cosart (R)

Oakland A's

1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
2. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
3. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
4. Brandon Moss (L) 1B
5. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
6. Alberto Callaspo (S) DH
7. John Jaso (L) C
8. Josh Reddick (L) RF
9. Eric Sogard (L) 2B
Pitcher -- Sonny Gray (R)