Trumbo's at third: Opening Day lineups

April, 6, 2012
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ANAHEIM -- Mark Trumbo will make his first major-league start at third base and Albert Pujols will make his Angels debut Friday night when the Angels take on the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day. It's not surprising since Kansas City is starting lefty Bruce Chen and the Angels are pitching Jered Weaver, an extreme flyball pitcher.

Trumbo had an adventurous spring trying to make a difficult transition to third, but the Angels love the idea of stacking their lineup with right-handed power against lefties.

Here are the lineups:

Kansas City

Alex Gordon LF

Lorenzo Cain CF

Eric Hosmer 1B

Billy Butler DH

Jeff Francoeur RF

Yuniesky Betancourt 2B

Mike Moustakas 3B

Brayan Pena C

Alcides Escobar SS

Angels

Erick Aybar SS

Howie Kendrick 2B

Albert Pujols 1B

Torii Hunter RF

Vernon Wells LF

Kendrys Morales DH

Mark Trumbo 3B

Chris Iannetta C

Peter Bourjos CF

Mark Saxon

ESPNLosAngeles.com
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Howie Kendrick
BA HR RBI R
.293 7 75 85
OTHER LEADERS
HRM. Trout 36
RBIM. Trout 111
RM. Trout 115
OPSM. Trout .939
WJ. Weaver 18
ERAG. Richards 2.61
SOJ. Weaver 169