A's lineup: Melvin gives Choice another start

Melvin: We've been good about tacking on runs recently

A's lineup: Melvin gives Choice another start
September 7, 2013, 11:00 am
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Michael Choice is 1-for-5 with and infield single and a run in his first two major league games. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Programming note: Astros-A’s coverage kicks off today at 12:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California 

It's a regular day off for Coco Crisp, one the team has had planned for awhile to keep the leadoff hitter fresh, according to manager Bob Melvin.

The lineups are set for Game 3 of the four-game set between the A's and Astros:

Oakland A's (81-60, 45-27 Home)

1. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
2. Chris Young (R) CF
3. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
5. Nate Freiman (R) 1B
6. Alberto Callaspo (S) 2B
7. Derek Norris (R) DH
8. Michael Choice (R) RF
9. Kurt Suzuki (R) C
RHP -- Dan Straily (8-7, 4.38 ERA)

Houston Astros (47-94, 24-45 Road)

1. Jonathan Villar (S) SS
2. Jose Altuve (R) 2B
3. Trevor Crowe (S) RF
4. Jason Castro (L) DH
5. Matt Dominguez (R) 3B
6. Chris Carter (R) LF
7. Brett Wallace (L) 1B
8. Matt Pagnozzi (R) C
9. Brandon Barnes (R) CF
LHP -- Brett Oberholtzer  (4-1, 2.79 ERA)