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Lineup: Profar DHing, Berkman sitting

In game one of a big four game set with Oakland, the Rangers are sitting their veteran DH and having rookie Jurickson Profar hit leadoff

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

This evening is game one of a critical four game series between the A's and the Rangers, and Ron Washington is deviating from his usual lineup.

Veteran DH Lance Berkman is sitting today, with Jurickson Profar taking his spot as the designated hitter and leading off. Ian Kinsler is hitting third.

The full lineup:

Profar -- DH

Elvis -- SS

Kinsler -- 2B

Beltre -- 3B

Pierzynski -- C

Cruz -- RF

Murphy -- LF

McGuiness -- 1B

Leonys -- CF

Nick Tepesch is starting for the Rangers, squaring off against righthander Dan Straily for the A's.