Pretty quiet scene in the A’s clubhouse before this afternoon’s series finale with Texas. Ryan Sweeney is under the weather, so he’s out of the lineup. Adam Rosales is sporting a nasty shiner above his left eye after a batting practice mishap yesterday — he hit a line drive that ricocheted off the pitcher’s screen and nailed him. But he’s OK to play second base and he’s hitting in the No. 2 spot once again. Like yesterday, the A’s have seven right-handed hitters in the lineup with lefty C.J. Wilson going for the Rangers. Not a bad idea … lefties are 3-for-39 against Wilson this season.
Justin Duchscherer (left hip) was scheduled to throw off the mound this morning. I didn’t get word on how he came out of it, but the A’s will wait until tomorrow to decide whether he’ll come off the DL and start Saturday against the Angels.
Your lineups for today:
A’s: Pennington SS, Rosales 2B, Barton 1B, Kouzmanoff 3B, Fox LF, Powell DH, Donaldson C, Gross RF, Davis CF; Sheets RHP.
Rangers: Andrus SS, Young 3B, Hamilton LF, Guerrero DH, Kinsler 2B, Murphy RF, Smoak 1B, Treanor C, Borbon CF; Wilson LHP.