A's lineup: Crisp starting as DH

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A's lineup: Crisp starting as DH
July 2, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Coco Crisp left Sunday's game with back spasms. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Programming note: A’s-Cubs coverage gets underway Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California. Stick around after the game for A's Postgame Live.

The series opening lineups for Game 1 between the A's and Cubs:

Oakland A's (48-35, 26-13 Home)

1. Coco Crisp (S) DH
2. Jed Lowrie (S) 2B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
5. Nate Freiman (R) 1B
6. Chris Young (R) CF
7. Josh Reddick (L) RF
8. Derek Norris (R) C
9. Adam Rosales (R) SS
RHP -- A.J. Griffin (6-6, 3.56 ERA)

Chicago Cubs (35-45, 18-23 Road)

1. Luis Valbuena (L) 3B
2. Starlin Castro (R) SS
3. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
4. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF
5. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
6. Dioner Navarro (S) DH
7. Brian Bogusevic (L) CF
8. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
9. Welington Castillo (R) C
LHP -- Chris Rusin (0-0, - ERA)


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