A's lineup: Melvin tabs Smith as DH against righty

A's send Gray to hill for series opening showdown with Astros

A's lineup: Melvin tabs Smith as DH against righty
September 5, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Seth Smith is batting .245 with five of his seven home runs against right-handed pitchers. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Programming note: Astros-A’s coverage kicks off tonight at 6:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California

The lineups are set for the series opener between the A's and Astros:

Oakland A's
1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
2. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
3. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
4. Brandon Moss (L) RF
5. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
6. Seth Smith (L) DH
7. Daric Barton (L) 1B
8. Eric Sogard (L) 2B
9. Stephen Vogt (L) C
RHP -- Sonny Gray (2-2, 2.57 ERA)

Houston Astros

1. Jonathan Villar (S) SS
2. Jose Altuve (R) 2B
3. Trevor Crowe (S) LF
4. Brett Wallace (L) 3B
5. Chris Carter (R) 1B
6. Marc Krauss (L) DH
7. Brandon Barnes (R) CF
8. L.J. Hoes (R) RF
9. Matt Pagnozzi (R) C
RHP -- Brad Peacock (3-5, 5.98 ERA)

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