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Mike Scioscia shakes up Angels lineup again, putting Peter Bourjos in leadoff spot

AA Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, who used 30 different lineups in his team's first 40 games, wrote out another odd one Sunday, moving struggling Peter Bourjos into the leadoff spot, starting Reggie Willits in left and using Maicer Izturis as the designated hitter.

Bourjos is hitless is his last nine at-bats and is hitting .130 in his last 22 at-bats. He's also fourth in the American League in strikeouts with 43.

On the other end of the spectrum, Erick Aybar is riding a career-high 12-game hitting streak and Izturis is batting a league-best .397 on the road. The Angels as a team are doing far better away from home, hitting .295 and averaging two more runs a game.

The lineups

Angels

CF -- Peter Bourjos

SS -- Erick Aybar

DH -- Maicer Izturis

RF -- Torii Hunter

2B -- Howie Kendrick

3B -- Alberto Callaspo

1B -- Mark Trumbo

C -- Jeff Mathis

LF -- Reggie Willits

P -- Ervin Santana

Texas Rangers

RF -- Endy Chavez

SS -- Elvis Andrus

2B -- Ian Kinsler

DH -- Michael Young

3B -- Adrian Beltre

LF -- David Murphy

C -- Mike Napoli

1B -- Chris Davis

CF -- Craig Gentry

P-- C.J. Wilson

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-- Kevin Baxter in Arlington, Texas

Photo: Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos rounds second base on his way to a triple against the Chicago White Sox last week. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

 
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