Updated lineups: A's change pitcher

September, 15, 2013
9/15/13
12:38
PM CT
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:

RANGERS
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Alex Rios
3B Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
DH Jeff Baker
1B Jim Adduci
LF Joey Butler
CF Craig Gentry
P Martin Perez

OAKLAND
CF Coco Crisp
LF Chris Young
SS Jed Lowrie
3B Josh Donaldson
C Derek Norris
2B Alberto Callaspo
DH Nate Freiman
RF Josh Reddick
1B Daric Barton
P Tommy Milone

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
9 2.92 159 126
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .326
HRA. Beltre 14
RBIA. Beltre 53
RA. Beltre 52
OPSA. Beltre .890
ERAY. Darvish 2.92
SOY. Darvish 159