A's lineup: Donaldson up and in

A's lineup: Donaldson up and in
August 14, 2012, 10:08 pm
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Brandon Inge was placed on the disabled list with a sprained right shoulder on Tuesday. As a result the A's have re-called Josh Donaldson to take his place. Donaldson will be joining the A's for his third time. He only hit .153 with Oakland, but is hitting .335 in 51 games with the River Cats this year. Oakland Athletics (61-53) lineupCoco Crisp, CF
Jemile Weeks, 2B
Josh Reddick, RF
Yoenis Cespedes, LF
Chris Carter, 1B
Brandon Moss, DH
George Kottaras, C
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Cliff Pennington, SS
Instant AnalysisChris Carter is at first base with Brandon Moss serving as the DH. Getting them both in the lineup provides solid middle of the order power. The bottom of the lineup gets a shake-up with George Kottaras getting the start at catcher. Josh Donaldson bats eighth and is starting at third base, and Cliff Pennington is batting ninth.Top of the OrderJemile Weeks is hitting .220 this season which is the fourth lowest batting average amongst regulars in the American League. Weeks has been good against the Royals with a .400 (18 for 45) career average against them. Heart of the OrderBrandon Moss is 2 for 3 in his career against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie. Both of his hits were home runs. Moss has been struggling lately offensively. He is batting .174 (11 for 63) with two homers and six RBIs in his last 24 games. Bottom of the OrderCliff Pennington is batting .364 (4 for 11) in his four games since returning from the DL. He is 2 for 11 with a homer in his career against Guthrie. Kansas City Royals (49-65) lineupAlex Gordon, LF
Alcides Escobar, SS
Billy Butler, DH
Mike Moustakas, 3B
Salvador Perez, C
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Eric Hosmer, 1B
Lorenzo Cain, CF
Chris Getz, 2B

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