The showdown in Anaheim between the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers begins Monday night. Texas leads the division by four games over the Angels, who will send rookie Garrett Richards to the mound in the opening game, making his second major league start. Here are Monday's starting lineups:
Alexi Ogando starts for the Rangers, making his third appearance against the Halos this season. Ogando pitched into the seventh inning allowing one run in a win in Texas on May 13, and he won again in Anaheim with eight shutout innings on July 19.
The Angels are 5-4 against the Rangers this season, including winning two of three in Anaheim. These two clubs play 10 times over the final 41 games of the season.
Monday's 7:05 p.m. game will be televised by KCOP. For more news and information on the Angels, or on Monday's game, be sure to read Halos Heaven.