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Angels LF Vernon Wells scratched because of stomach ailment

July 15, 2011 |  6:50 pm


Angels left fielder Vernon Wells was scratched from Friday night's game against the Oakland A's because of a stomach ailment about 30 minutes before the first pitch.

Manager Mike Scioscia moved designated hitter Bobby Abreu to left field and inserted Russell Branyan into the lineup as the designated hitter.

The Angels' new lineup: SS Erick Aybar, 2B Howie Kendrick, RF Torii Hunter, LF Bobby Abreu, 3B Alberto Callaspo, 1B Mark Trumbo, DH Russell Branyan, C Jeff Mathis, CF Mike Trout, P Dan Haren.


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--Mike DiGiovanna in Oakland

Photo: Angels left fielder Vernon Wells heads to first base after singling against the Seattle Mariners last week. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire