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Rangers Vs. Angels: Friday's Lineups Announced

After a lot of hype and build-up, the Rangers and Angels finally will meet for the first time this season, and Friday's lineups have been announced.

The Rangers lost four of their first six on a 10-game road trip, but finished strong by taking three of four in Baltimore. Texas and Los Angeles were supposed to be two of the top teams in baseball this year. Only one of those teams has lived up to the billing.

At 21-11, the Rangers have the best record in baseball. By comparison, the Angels are in last place in the AL West at 14-18. Former Ranger C.J. Wilson is on the mound for Los Angeles, while Texas is sending out his "replacement," Yu Darvish.

Here is the Texas lineup:

Ian Kinsler, 2B

Elvis Andrus, SS

Josh Hamilton LF

Adrian Beltre 3B

Michael Young, DH

Nelson Cruz RF

Mike Napoli 1B

Yorvit Torrealba, C

Craig Gentry CF

Here is the Angels lineup:

Mike Trout, CF

Maicer Izturis, 3B

Albert Pujols, 1B

Torii Hunter, RF

Mark Trumbo, DH

Howard Kendrick 2B

Vernon Wells LF

Erick Aybar, SS

Bobby Wilson C

For more on the Texas Rangers, be sure to check Lone Star Ball. L.A. Angels news and info can be found at Halos Heaven, and all your MLB news is at Baseball Nation.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.