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Tuesday notes and lineups

5/24/2011

Reserve outfielder Reggie Willits was glued to the afternoon's TV coverage of a series of tornadoes that struck Oklahoma.

One of them touched down in Chickasha, the town where Willits was born and about 15 miles from where he lives, Fort Cobb. Willits said he spoke with his parents and everyone is fine.

"My dad said there was baseball-sized hail," Willits said. "Pretty scary."

* Howie Kendrick tested his strained right hamstring by doing some agility drills in the outfield, but he's unlikely to play on the remainder of this homestand. The Angels are hoping to avoid placing him on the 15-day disabled list, but every day that goes by makes that less likely.

Kendrick, who leads the team in batting, hasn't played since Thursday.

"I think they're being cautious in a good way, because if I go out and do something stupid, I could be hurt for a while," Kendrick said.

* How's this for a promotion: The Angels gave away Kendrys Morales bobblehead dolls Tuesday night, two days before he's scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery. They also misspelled his name, leaving out the 's,' he announced had been erroneously left off his first name since he signed in 2004. The figurines were manufactured in China before Morales corrected the Angels' spelling.

Here are the lineups for Tuesday night's game against the Oakland A's, with Dan Haren opposing Guillermo Moscoso:

Oakland

1. Coco Crisp CF

2. Daric Barton 1B

3. Josh Willingham LF

4. Hideki Matsui DH

5. Kurt Suzuki C

6. David DeJesus RF

7. Mark Ellis 2B

8. Andy LaRoche 3B

9. Cliff Pennington SS

Angels

1. Maicer Izturis 2B

2. Erick Aybar SS

3. Bobby Abreu DH

4. Torii Hunter RF

5. Alberto Callaspo 3B

6. Mark Trumbo 1B

7. Hank Conger C

8. Alexi Amarista LF

9. Peter Bourjos CF