A's vs. Rangers lineups: Matt Chapman sits, Sheldon Neuse starts at third

Jessica Kleinschmidt
NBC Sports BayArea

The lineup for the A's will look slightly different on Friday night as the team stays in Texas, but heads north to take on the Texas Rangers in a three-game series.

Oakland was sensational against the Houston Astros, taking three out of four games, which was well-needed as the team chases one of two AL wild-card spots. The team is now ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays in the wild-card standings by half of a game with the Cleveland Indians a full game behind the A's.

Chris Bassitt gets the ball for the Green and Gold and he hasn't lost since July 24 -- and that was to the Astros. He's held Rangers batters this season to a .189 average giving up seven hits and no homers.

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On the other side, Brock Burke will get starting honors for the Rangers and seeks the first win of his career. Still, the Rangers are 3-1 across his four starts.

It was previously mentioned, the A's lineup wouldn't take its usual form and that's because Ramón Laureano will take over for Matt Chapman's usual second slot in the lineup -- Chappy will be enjoying an off day. Laureano will start in right field with Sheldon Neuse starting at the hot corner and batting ninth. 

Here are how both lineups will look like as the Rangers play host to the A's. You can follow the action on NBC Sports California or by downloading and streaming on the MyTeams App.

Oakland A's (87-60)
SS Marcus Semien
RF Ramón Laureano
1B Matt Olson
CF Mark Canha
LF Chad Pinder
DH Khris Davis
2B Jurickson Profar
C Sean Murphy
3B Sheldon Neuse
RHP Chris Bassitt (10-5, 3.64 ERA)









Texas Rangers (74-74)
DH Shin-Soo Choo
SS Elvis Andrus
LF Willie Calhoun
3B Nick Solak
RF Danny Santana
2B Rougned Odor
CF Delino DeShields
1B Ronald Guzman
C Jose Trevino
LHP Brock Burke (0-1, 3.52 ERA)









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