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The Minnesota Twins were welcomed to Southern California by Sunday's earthquake, which struck just as the team took the field at Angel Stadium for a workout.

"Thank you for that," Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire said Monday after making out his lineup for his team's season opener with the Angels. Gardenhire, however, said his players had recovered from the shaking.

On the Angels' side, a huge crowd of Japanese reporters followed Hideki Matsui around as the designated hitter prepared for his first major league game in a uniform other than the Yankees. Matsui will bat cleanup in his Angel debut.

Mnday's lineups:

MINNESOTA TWINS

CF - Denard Span

2B - Orlando Hudson

C - Joe Mauer

1B - Justin Morneau

RF - Michael Cudduer

DH - Jason Kubel

LF - Delmon Young

SS - J.J. Hardy

3B - Nick Punto

P - Scott Baker

ANGELS

SS - Erick Aybar

RF - Bobby Abreu

CF - Torii Hunter

DH - Hideki Matsui

1B - Kendry Morales

LF - Juan Rivera

2B - Howie Kendrick

3B - Brandon Wood

C - Jeff Mathis

P - Jered Weaver

-- Kevin Baxter

Photo: Angels designated hitter and outfielder Hideki Matsui warms up Monday afternoon before the season opener against Minnesota. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

 
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