Tonight’s lineups, as the A’s try to find the win column in Arlington:
A’s — Weeks 2B, Crisp CF, Matsui LF, Willingham DH, Sizemore 3B, DeJesus RF, Carter 1B, Powell C, Pennington SS; McCarthy RHP.
Rangers — Kinsler 2B, Andrus SS , Hamilton LF, Beltre DH, Young 3B, Cruz RF, Moreland 1B, Torrealba C, Chavez CF, Lewis RHP.
–This marks the second straight game that Josh Willingham serves as DH. He told me before batting practice that he’s feeling fine physically, and A’s manager Bob Melvin said Willingham would be back in left field Sunday.
–Notable stats involving tonight’s starting pitchers: Adrian Beltre is 6 for 17 (.353) with one homer lifetime against the A’s Brandon McCarthy. Hideki Matsui, who has been stuck on 499 career professional homers for 18 games now, is 6 for 16 (.375) with two homers against the Rangers’ Colby Lewis.