A's lineup: Stacked with righties against Locke
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Programming note: A’s-Pirates coverage gets underway today at 3:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California
Bob Melvin is sending out a lineup of all right-handed hitters against Pirates' starter Jeff Locke. Nate Freiman will start at first, while Chris Young gets the start in place of Josh Reddick in right field. Heralded prospect Grant Green will start at second base in his major league debut.
Oakland A's:
1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
2. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
3. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
5. Nate Freiman (R) 1B
6. Chris Young (R) RF
7. Derek Norris (R) C
8. Grant Green (R) 2B
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P (11-3, 2.78 ERA)
Pittsburgh Pirates:
1. Starling Marte (R) LF
2. Jose Tabata (R) RF
3. Andrew McCutchen (R) CF
4. Pedro Alvarez (L) 3B
5. Russell Martin (R) C
6. Garrett Jones (L) 1B
7. Brandon Inge (R) 2B
8. Clint Barmes (R) SS
9. Jeff Locke (L) P (8-1, 2.12 ERA)