A's lineup: Lowrie gets day off
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Programming note: A’s-Royals coverage gets underway today at 10:30 a.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California

Bob Melvin has released his lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals and Jed Lowrie is noticeably absent. Adam Rosales will start at shortstop, while Eric Sogard starts at second base. After being moved down to sixth in the lineup on Friday, Yoenis Cespedes is batting third against Ervin Santana.

Oakland A's:
1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
2. John Jaso (L) C
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) DH
4. Brandon Moss (L) 1B
5. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
6. Seth Smith (L) LF
7. Josh Reddick (L) RF
8. Adam Rosales (R) SS
9. Eric Sogard (L) 2B
RHP -- Jarrod Parker (6-6, 4.11 ERA)

Kansas City Royals:
1. Alex Gordon (L) LF
2. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
3. Billy Butler (R) DH
4. Salvador Perez (R) C
5. David Lough (L) RF
6. Miguel Tejada (R) 2B
7. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
8. Elliot Johnson (S) SS
9. Jarrod Dyson (L) CF
RHP -- Ervin Santana (5-5, 2.84 ERA)