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Angels Vs. Rangers: Monday Starting Lineups

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:

Rangers (69-52)

Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Hamilton CF
Young 3B
Cruz RF
Napoli C
Murphy LF
Torrealba DH
Moreland 1B

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.

Angels (65-56)

Izturis 2B
Callaspo 3B
Abreu DH
Hunter RF
Trumbo 1B
Wells LF
Aybar SS
Bourjos CF
Wilson C

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.