OAKLAND -- The A's lineup is set for their Wednesday matinee, Game 2 with the Texas Rangers.
Coco Crisp makes his return to center field and the leadoff position after missing the previous three contests due to the shoulder he aggravated while swinging in the July 13 win in Minnesota.
Yoenis Cespedes, after four games as the designated hitter, rejoins the defensive effort in left field, pushing Seth Smith to DH.
Chris Carter and Kurt Suzuki are out of the lineup, with Brandon Moss and Derek Norris getting turns at first base and catcher, respectively.
Travis Blackley makes his third start of the season against the Rangers, after winning his most recent matchup with an array of change-ups.
He will be opposed by Rangers right-handed pitcher Colby Lewis, who is making his first start since being activated from the disabled list. Texas manager Ron Washington said Lewis won't have a pitch limit, but the team will be keeping a close eye on him.
1. Coco Crisp -- CF
2. Jemile Weeks -- 2B
3. Josh Reddick -- RF
4. Yoenis Cespedes -- LF
5. Seth Smith -- DH
6. Brandon Moss -- 1B
7. Derek Norris -- C
8. Brandon Inge -- 3B
9. Cliff Pennington -- SS
P -- Travis Blackley (2-2, 2.63)