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Angels Turn To Pineiro In Rubber Game Against Colon, Yankees

The Angels send Joel Pineiro to the mound Sunday afternoon, trying to win the weekend series against the Yankees. Former Halos Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon starts for the Yankees. The first two games of this series were won by 3-2 scores, with the Angels winning Friday night and the Yankees prevailing Saturday.

Pineiro is 2-2 with a 3.52 ERA in seven starts this season, and he has pitched at least six innings six of his seven outings. He has struggled a bit in his last three starts, allowing 14 runs (12 earned) in 18 1/3 innings, all Angels losses. Here are today's starting lineups:

Yankees (32-24)

Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Posada DH
Gardner LF
Cervelli C

Angels (30-30)

Izturis 2B
Aybar SS
Abreu DH
Hunter CF
Callaspo 3B
Kendrick LF
Trumbo 1B
Conger C
Bourjos P

Today's 12:35 p.m. PDT game will be televised by KCOP. For more news and information on the Angels, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.