The Angels have played three games so far this season in Tampa Bay, and have won all three games, outscoring the Rays 18-9. The Angels have scored at least five runs in all three games, and are averaging 5.4 runs per game in 13 road contests this season. Joel Pineiro hopes to get some of that support as he makes his 2011 season debut, after missing the first 26 games with tightness in his right shoulder.
Pineiro will be opposed on the mound by James Shields of the Rays, who is 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA this season. Last night's Angels' win snapped a five-game winning streak for Tampa Bay. Here are today's lineups, for the nationally televised game on Fox:
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