A's vs. Rangers lineups: Chad Pinder replaces Jurickson Profar at second


After losing both ends of Saturday's doubleheader, the A's will try to bounce back Sunday to earn a series split with the Texas Rangers.

With Oakland facing left-hander Drew Smyly, both Mark Canha and Chad Pinder are in the starting lineup. Canha moves up to the No. 2 two spot, while Pinder will bat seventh and give Jurickson Profar a day off at second base.

Canha belted his 10th home run of the season Saturday night, accounting for Oakland's only run in the nightcap. His .951 OPS leads the A's.

Matt Olson is the only left-hander in Oakland's lineup. He'll drop to sixth in the order. Olson crushed a two-run homer in the A's 10-5 loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Smyly has struggled this season for the Rangers, going 1-4 with a 7.93 ERA in 10 games, including eight starts. He has also struggled against the A's throughout his career, posting a 1-2 record and a 5.83 ERA in eight games, including five starts.

Right-hander Frankie Montas takes the hill for Oakland. The 26-year-old comes in with a 7-2 record and a 2.83 ERA in 12 starts this year. He is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in five career appearances against the Rangers, including two starts.

Here are the full lineups for the A's-Rangers game, which will be broadcast on NBC Sports California and the MyTeams app. Coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. PT, with first pitch at 12:05 p.m.

Oakland A's (32-33)
Marcus Semien, SS
Mark Canha, LF
Matt Chapman, 3B
Khris Davis, DH
Stephen Piscotty, RF
Matt Olson, 1B
Chad Pinder, 2B
Ramón Laureano, CF   
Josh Phegley, C

Frankie Montas, RHP (7-2, 2.83 ERA)

Texas Rangers (34-29)
Shin-Soo Choo, DH
Danny Santana, CF
Elvis Andrus, SS
Nomar Mazara, RF
Hunter Pence, LF
Asdrúbal Cabrera, 3B
Rougned Odor, 2B
Ronald Guzmán, 1B
Tim Federowicz, C

Drew Smyly, LHP (1-4, 7.93 ERA)

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