Guerrero shouldering the load

Josh Peter
October 7, 2007

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels slugger Vladimir Guerrero, who had to leave Game 2 after he was hit on the left shoulder with a pitch, will be in the lineup today and starting in right field. Guerrero got treatment on the sore shoulder after returning to Anaheim and on Sunday morning Angeles manager Mike Scioscia pronounced him "good to go'' for Game 3 of the American League division series against the Boston Red Sox.

Casey Kotchman, however, will be out of the lineup because of a "non-baseball medical issue,'' Scioscia said. That will leave Kendry Morales starting at first base and Juan Rivera in the lineup as the designed hitter.

Who would pitch for the Angels in Game 4 should they win today? You'll have to wait to find out. Scioscia refused to tip his hand.