Updates: Yoenis Cespedes was scratched with a sore left shoulder. Oakland scheduled starter Jarrod Parker was a late scratch due to illness. Left-hander Tommy Milone will start. Texas is countering Oakland's switch with late changes to its batting order. Jeff Baker and Joey Butler are in, while Lance Berkman and Leonys Martin will sit.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Lance Berkman returns to the lineup as designated hitter and will bat sixth for the Rangers' 2:05 start against Oakland at Rangers Ballpark. He is 0-for-7 in three games since coming off the disabled list Sept. 1. He started twice in Oakland upon his return Sept 2-3 and was used as a pinch hitter in Saturday’s 1-0 loss. Jim Adduci is favored at first base over slumping Mitch Moreland. Today‘s lineups: