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Angels Vs. A's: Monday Starting Lineups

The Los Angeles Angels have lost five of their six games up north against the Oakland Athletics this season. On Monday night, Joel Pineiro takes the mound for the Angels as they battle Gio Gonzalez and the A's at Coliseum in Oakland. Here are starting lineups for the series opener:

Angels (83-64)

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

A's (66-80)

Weeks 2B
Pennington SS
Matsui DH
Willingham LF
DeJesus RF
Sweeney CF
Suzuki C
Allen 1B
Sizemore 3B

Though the Angels are just 1-5 in Oakland this season and 4-11 there dating back to 2010, Angels PR man Ryan Cavinder passed along this reassuring note for the Halos:

Since 2005, #Angels are 21-11 against Oakland in September.

The Angels better hope that trend continues, as six of their final 19 games are against Oakland.

Monday's 7:05 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on the Angels, be sure to read Halos Heaven.