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Angels Vs. Twins: Tuesday Starting Lineups

Former Angel and Twin and new Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before tonight's game.

Former Angel and Twin and new Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before tonight's game.
Former Angel and Twin and new Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before tonight's game.

The Angels open up a six-game homestand Tuesday night facing the Minnesota Twins in Anaheim. Ervin Santana takes the mound for the first time since his no-hitter last Wednesday in Cleveland, facing Brian Duensing for Minnesota. Here are tonight's starting lineups:

Twins (50-58)

Span CF
Plouffe 2B
Mauer C
Cuddyer 1B
Kubel RF
Thome DH
Valencia 3B
Young LF
Nishioka SS

Angels (59-50)

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

Peter Bourjos has four hits in 25 at-bats since he returned from the disabled list on July 23, hitting .160/.250/.320. He has started eight of nine games in center field. The Angels have beaten the Twins in two of three games this season. Former Angel (and Twin) and new Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before tonight's game.

Tonight's 7:05 p.m. PDT game will be televised by KCOP. For more news and information on the Angels, or on tonight's game, be sure to read Halos Heaven.