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Angels Vs. A's Starting Lineup: Howie Kendrick (Right Hamstring) Sits For Seventh Straight Game

The Angels have won four of their last six games, and look to win their four-game series against the Oakland Athletics with a win Thursday afternoon in Anaheim. Joel Pineiro starts for the Angels, while Brett Anderson gets the start for Oakland. It is the final game of the homestand for the Angels.

Howie Kendrick is out of the lineup for the seventh straight day with right hamstring tightness. Kendrick has begun running and agility drills, and isn't expected to land on the disabled list. Here are today's starting lineups:

A's (23-27)

Coco Crisp CF
David DeJesus RF
Conor Jackson 1B
Josh Willingham LF
Hideki Matsui DH
Kurt Suzuki C
Mark Ellis 2B
Andy LaRoche 3B
Cliff Pennington SS

Angels (26-25)

Maicer Izturis 2B
Willy Aybar SS
Bobby Abreu DH
Torii Hunter RF
Alberto Callaspo 3B
Mark Trumbo 1B
Peter Bourjos CF
Jeff Mathis C
Reggie Willits LF

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