Trumbo's at third: Opening Day lineups

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


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