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Athletics vs. Rangers, Starting Lineup Preview: Gio Gonzalez Looks To Get Back On Track

The Oakland Athletics host the Texas Rangers in game three of a four game set at the Oakland Coliseum this afternoon. The A’s send out Gio Gonzalez who is looking to snap a two-game losing streak. The A’s have lost his last three starts, although the first of those three was due to a lack of run support as he shut out the Tigers for six innings before leaving with a high pitch count.

The A’s get Coco Crisp back into the lineup after he missed three games with a strained quad. In Crisp’s return, David DeJesus gets the day off while Conor Jackson gets another start in right field. Additionally, Andy LaRoche gets another start at third base after a 2-for-4 performance yesterday.

Oakland Athletics
1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
2. Daric Barton (L) 1B
3. Conor Jackson® RF
4. Josh Willingham® LF
5. Kurt Suzuki® C
6. Hideki Matsui (L) DH
7. Mark Ellis® 2B
8. Andy LaRoche® 3B
9. Cliff Pennington (S) SS

Texas Rangers
1. Ian Kinsler® 2B
2. Elvis Andrus® SS
3. Michael Young® DH
4. Adrian Beltre® 3B
5. Nelson Cruz® LF
6. Mike Napoli® 1B
7. David Murphy (L) CF
8. Yorvit Torrealba® C
9. Mitch Moreland (L) RF