Pennington returns to Oakland lineup

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 Seattle because of the

condition that can cause partial facial paralysis. He was the

seventh-place hitter for Friday night’s game against Tampa Bay.

Also, right fielder David DeJesus, slowed by right thumb

soreness, returned to Tampa Bay’s lineup. He missed the previous

three games.