Lineups: Garza set for return of Trout

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout had the day off Wednesday against Oakland, but he was back in the lineup against the Rangers and Matt Garza on Thursday night at Rangers Ballpark as the teams square off for the final four games of the regular season.

Trout, a leading candidate for American League MVP, struggled on the Angels' recent homestand, going 2-for-17, thus the day off.

"He can find it with one swing," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Trout before Thursday's game. "Hopefully he will.

Trout has a career .351 batting average against the Rangers, so Garza and their pitchers know what to expect. Here are the lineups for Thursday's game:


2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

RF Alex Rios

3B Adrian Beltre

C A.J. Pierzynski

1B Mitch Moreland

LF Craig Gentry

DH David Murphy

CF Leonys Martin

P Matt Garza


LF J.B. Shuck

SS Erick Aybar

CF Mike Trout

DH Josh Hamilton

2B Howie Kendrick

RF Kole Calhoun

1B Mark Trumbo

C Chris Iannetta

3B Andrew Romine

P Jerome Williams