Cliff Pennington returns to lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Oakland Athletics shortstop Cliff Pennington is back in the starting lineup after missing two games because of Bell's palsy.

Pennington left Monday's game against the Seattle Mariners because of the condition that can cause partial facial paralysis. He was the seventh-place hitter for Friday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Also, right fielder David DeJesus, slowed by right thumb soreness, returned to Tampa Bay's lineup. He missed the previous three games.