The A's and Rangers have split the first two games of this series, which means it's time for the rubber match. A win for the A's today would even up the season series against Texas at 3-3.
Oakland faces a lefty today. And yet somehow, on a team that is predominantly right-handed, Alonso and Decker still need to start. This lineup hurts my eyes. On the bright side, it's one of the better (though not the best) defensive arrangements they have to offer right now.
|TEXAS RANGERS||OAKLAND A'S|
|Carlos Gomez - CF||Rajai Davis - CF|
|Shin-Soo Choo - DH||Adam Rosales - SS|
|Nomar Mazara - RF||Trevor Plouffe - DH|
|Mike Napoli - 1B||Khris Davis - LF|
|Rougned Odor - 2B||Ryon Healy - 3B|
|Elvis Andrus - SS||Josh Phegley - C|
|Joey Gallo - 3B||Yonder Alonso - 1B|
|Robinson Chirinos - C||Chad Pinder - 2B|
|Jurickson Profar - LF||Jaff Decker - RF|
|Martin Perez - LHP||Jesse Hahn - RHP|