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Angels Vs. Twins: Friday Starting Lineups

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:

Twins (57-79)

Revere CF
Plouffe 2B
Mauer 1B
Cuddyer RF
Kubel DH
Valencia 3B
Tosoni LF
Nishioka SS
Butera C

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.

Angels (74-63)

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

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.