The Los Angeles Angels return home to Anaheim Friday night three and a half games behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West. The Angels open a nine-game homestand with a three-game weekend battle with the Minnesota Twins. Here are the starting lineups for the series opener:
Carl Pavano gets the start for Minnesota, looking for his first win in 10 starts. In his last nine starts he is 0-5 with a 5.74 ERA.
After making three straight starts, Mike Trout is on the bench Friday night. The 20-year old has five home runs in 23 games this season, and it hitting .357/.438/.821 in nine games since getting recalled from Double A Arkansas.
Friday's 7:05 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information regarding the Angels, be sure to read Halos Heaven.