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Baltimore heat earns some Angels a day of rest

July 23, 2011 |  2:55 pm

Angels-logo_200 With Baltimore sweltering for a second straight day -- the midday temperature was 102 degrees and the heat index was expected to reach 115 -- Angels Manager Mike Scioscia elected to have some of his regulars spend at least part of Saturday in the relative cool of the dugout.

Rookie first baseman Mark Trumbo was out of the lineup, sitting in favor of Russell Branyan. And Torii Hunter was the designated hitter. Bobby Abreu took Hunter's spot in right field.

"A lot of guys on our team have been playing an awful lot of baseball," Scioscia said. "We'll probably look to get a couple of guys out of there [Sunday]."

Meanwhile Peter Bourjos was reactivated from the disabled list and started in center field. Bourjos, who was sidelined with a tight hamstring, will likely rest Sunday to see how his leg recovers. Mike Trout is expected to start in his place.

The lineups follow the jump.


SS -- Erick Aybar

DH -- Torii Hunter

RF -- Bobby Abreu

LF -- Vernon Wells

3B -- Alberto Callaspo

2B -- Howie Kendrick

1B -- Russell Branyan

CF -- Peter Bourjos

C -- Jeff Mathis

P -- Joel Pineiro

Baltimore Orioles

[Update, 3:08 p.m.: Mark Reynolds is playing third base and will not be the designated hitter; Josh Bell will be the designated hitter and will not play third. The batting order remains the same. The lineup below has been updated to reflect the change.]

SS -- J.J. Hardy

RF -- Nick Markakis

CF -- Adam Jones

3B -- Mark Reynolds

1B -- Derrek Lee

LF -- Nolan Reimold

DH -- Josh Bell

2B -- Robert Andino

C -- Craig Tatum

P -- Brad Bergesen


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