A's lineup: Lowrie batting third, Cespedes to clean up

Darvish, Parker set for pivotal showdown

A's lineup: Lowrie batting third, Cespedes to clean up
June 18, 2013, 1:45 pm
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Jed Lowrie in batting .297 this season with three home runs and 25 RBI. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Programming Note: A's-Rangers coverage kicks off at at 4:30 PT with A's Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California.

After going 2-for-3 in Monday's loss to the Rangers, shortstop Jed Lowrie has moved up into the third spot in the batting order.

Yoenis Cespedes has been shifted back into the cleanup spot, where he will DH for the fourth straight game since returning to the lineup.

Oakland Athletics (42-30, 20-18 Road)

1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
2. John Jaso (L) C
3. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) DH
5. Brandon Moss (L) 1B
6. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
7. Seth Smith (L) LF
8. Josh Reddick (L) RF
9. Eric Sogard (L) 2B
RHP -- Jarrod Parker (5-6, 4.45 ERA)

Texas Rangers (39-31, 20-14 Home)

1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Jurickson Profar (S) SS
3. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
4. Adrian Beltre (R) 3B
5. Lance Berkman (S) 1B
6. Nelson Cruz (R) DH
7. David Murphy (L) LF
8. Craig Gentry (R) CF
9. Leonys Martin (L) RF
RHP -- Yu Darvish (7-2, 2.64 ERA)


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