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Texas Rangers Vs. Oakland A's: Wednesday Starting Lineups

The Texas Rangers look to rebound after being swept by the Kansas City Royals in a brief two-game series on Wednesday night, as they play host to the second-place Oakland Athletics. Luckily for the Rangers, Yu Darvish will be taking the mound on Wednesday, and is as good a choice as any member of Texas' staff to stop the losing streak.

Both managers have announced starting lineups for the game, and they are as follows:

Oakland Athletics

Jemile Weeks, 2B
Collin Cowgill, CF
Josh Reddick, RF
Seth Smith, LF
Kila Ka'aihue, DH
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Daric Barton, 1B
Anthony Recker, C
Eric Sogard, SS

Tom Milone, SP

Texas Rangers

Ian Kinsler, 2B
Elvis Andrus, SS
Josh Hamilton, LF
Adrian Beltre, 3B
Nelson Cruz, RF
Mike Napoli, DH
Yorvit Torrealba, C
Brandon Snyder, 1B
Craig Gentry, CF

Yu Darvish, SP

Oakland's lineup isn't terribly imposing, so Darvish should be able to put up some pretty nice numbers tonight -- if he has command of his pitches. As always, Darvish's control and command are worth watching, and are pretty correlative to his success.

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