Mitch Moreland gets his first big league start in left field tonight, as Shin-Soo Choo is back in the designated hitter role.
Manager Ron Washington said Choo, who returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing six games with a left ankle sprain, is able to play in the outfield but wanted to give him another night at DH.
Josh Wilson is in the lineup again, too, with Donnie Murphy still recovering from a sore left instep.
Texas – 1. Shin-Soo Choo, dh; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Prince Fielder, 1b; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Alex Rios, rf; 6. Mitch Moreland, lf; 7. J.P. Arencibia, c; 8. Leonys Martin, cf; 9. Josh Wilson, 2b.
LHP Robbie Ross (1-1, 2.45 ERA)
Oakland – 1. Coco Crisp, cf; 2. Craig Gentry, lf; 3. Josh Donaldson, 3b; 4. Yoenis Cespedes, dh; 5. Derek Norris, c; 6. Alberto Callaspo, 1b; 7. Josh Reddick, rf; 8. Nick Punto, ss; 9. Eric Sogard, 2b.
RHP Jesse Chavez (1-0, 2.32 ERA)